A model Tales Soares participating in Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week has died after getting sick on the catwalk. A statement from organizers said Soares took ill while parading Saturday.
Medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The statement did not provide more details about the 26 years old.
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.
Image: Model Tales Soares is taken from the catwalk by paramedics after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019