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Male model dies after collapsing on catwalk during Brazilian fashion show

Tales Soares died during Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week.

Model Tales Soares has died after falling ill on the catwalk (Andre Penner/AP)
Model Tales Soares has died after falling ill on the catwalk (Andre Penner/AP)

A male model taking part in Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week has died after becoming ill and falling on the catwalk.

A statement from organisers said Tales Soares took ill on Saturday while modelling clothes for fashion brand Ocksa.

A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Mr Soares was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is not known.

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Model Tales Soares collapsed on the catwalk (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)

A newspaper reported that Mr 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 showed the model lying face down on the catwalk while paramedics treated him. The paper reported he was 26 years old.

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