A male model, Tales Soares, participating in Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week has died after getting sick on the catwalk and collapsing.
A statement from organizers said Tales Soares took ill while parading Saturday. A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Daily Folha de S. Paulo reported that Soares tripped on his shoelace and fell. According to the paper, people in the crowd initially thought his fall was part of a performance.
A photo in the newspaper showed the model lying face down on the catwalk while paramedics attended to him. The paper reported Soares was 26 years old. The statement did not provide more details.
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