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March 15, 2010

Brazilian Cartoonist Glauco And His Son Killed During Friday Home Invasion


The popular cartoonist Glauco Villas Boas, who worked under the single name Glauco, was killed early on Friday in his Osasco, Brazil home by an unknown pair of assailant. Although rumors are flying and the story is developing in ways that could render this sentence obsolete upon my typing it, the shooting of the esteemed Brazilian cartoonist and illustrator was at least initially investigated as a home invasion with robbery and potentially kidnapping as a potential outcome. Glauco's 25-year-old son Raoni Boas, visiting from college, was also killed. Glauco was shot four times at close range. Both men died in a local hospital. A family lawyer told the press that the crime happened after midnight and describe Glauco's widow as being in shock.

Glauco has been a fixture in Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo, since the late 1970s.

Rob Tornoe had the first write-up in English that I've seen. Church services and a twin burial are among plans. A proper obituary should follow in the next couple of days, at which point there will hopefully be more news on the story itself.

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