Model in Sao Paulo Dies After Taking Ill on Catwalk

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
April 27, 2019Worldshare
Model in Sao Paulo Dies After Taking Ill on Catwalk
Model Tales Soares is taken from the catwalk by paramedics after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 27, 2019. (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)

RIO DE JANEIRO—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 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.

Model Tales Soares
Model Tales Soares wears a creation from Ratier collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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.

Model Tales Soares
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, in April 27, 2019. (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)

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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