The Sao Paulo Fashion Week has received a death blow following the death of a male Brazillian model who died on Saturday after he fell during a catwalk.
The organizers of the event confirmed the news in a statement, saying, “SPFW has just received the news of the death of model Tales Soares, who suddenly took ill during the Ocksa show.” The statement, however, did not capture the cause of death.
The 26-year-old model fell while turning to leave the runway. Medics immediately attended to him in front of horrified onlookers, according to local media reports.
SPFW said he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“We offer our sincere condolences to Tales’ family,” it said, while label Ocksa said on Instagram its entire team was “shocked” by the death of Soares, who was signed to Base MGT modelling agency.