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Louise's death was announced on August 6 by Mário Tupinambá Filho, a fellow voice actor, on Instagram. "It is with a bleeding soul that I announce the departure of Christiane Louise. I love you forever, Zinha," reads a translated version of the post.
Louise had been in the industry since 1994, working as a voice actor and dubber. She lent her voice to countless video game icons, including Mercy and Cortana, as well as Bayonetta and League Of Legends' Sivir.
Christiane Louise ★ 1971 ✟ 2021- Dublapédia Brasil (@dublapedia) August 6, 2021
Que ano difícil, viu?
É uma pancada atrás da outra!
Descanse em paz, Chris! :pensive::pray::sparkles: pic.twitter.com/MiOb4Z8KUy
The suspect currently in custody is Pedro Paulo Gonçalves Vasconcellos da Costa. The 27-year-old was arrested on Friday, August 13 by Brazilian homicide detectives on suspicion of murdering Louise on July 22 in her home in the south of Rio. The reported cause of death was multiple stab wounds.
Leandro Costa, the lead investigator on the case, told Brazilian newspaper O Globo that Pedro Paulo eventually confessed to the killing. However, he claims it was in self-defense and that Louise was "possessed by the devil". Costa also claims Pedro Paulo received help from his mother, Eliane Gonçalves Vasconcellos da Costa, and another currently unidentified accomplice to hide the body on Grumari Beach. The mother is still wanted by authorities and remains at large.
Many of Louise's fans have taken to Twitter to share their own tributes and memories in the wake of a tragic and senseless murder.