Model in Sao Paulo dies after taking ill on catwalk

Tragedy as male model, 26, dies after collapsing on the catwalk in the middle of a show during Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week

  • Tales Soares was walking on the catwalk of a fashion show in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • The fashion show was staged by designing brand Ocksa on Saturday
  • Soares, 26, became ill and fell face first on the catwalk
  • He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead 

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

A statement from organizers said Tales Soares, 26, took ill Saturday while in a parade of fashion brand Ocksa. 

A medical team attended to him on the catwalk in front of horrified onlookers and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The statement did not provide more details.

Tales Soares (left) lies face first on the catwalk after falling during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday

A medical team attended to him on the catwalk in front of horrified onlookers and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead

A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He is seen above on Friday during a fashion show in Sao Paulo

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.   

Ocksa said on Instagram its entire team was ‘shocked’ by the death of Soares, who was signed to Base MGT modelling agency.

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