Male model dies at São Paulo Fashion Week

Model in Sao Paulo dies after taking ill on catwalk. / Internet photo

A 26-year-old male model died after collapsing on the catwalk at São Paulo Fashion Week, over the weekend.

Tales Soares was taking part in a show for the brand Ocksa when he fell. He was taken to a hospital, but could not be revived.

The audience initially thought it was part of the show. Models looked on in horror as firefighters rushed to his aid and carried him from the stage.

Brazilian male model Tales Soares, 26, who died after collapsing on the catwalk during Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. / Net

Organisers confirmed his death on Twitter, but did not give any details.

"We're sorry for their loss and send our deepest condolences to Tales' family," the statement said, adding they were providing "all necessary assistance at this sad time".

Footage circulating on social media shows Soares walking to the end of the catwalk and turning back before staggering and falling.

Hours earlier, he had posted pictures on his Instagram account about the fashion event.


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