Brazilian model dies after collapsing on runway

Published: April 28, 2019 13:54:37 | Updated: April 30, 2019 21:13:49

Model Tales Soares lies on the catwalk as a paramedic tends to him after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019. A statement from organisers said that Soares died after taking ill while participating in the Sao Paulo's Fashion Week -Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP

A Brazilian model participating in Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week has died after getting sick and falling on the catwalk.

A statement from organisers said Tales Soares took ill Saturday while in a parade of fashion brand Ocksa. A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Associated Press reported.

The statement did not provide more details.

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.

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