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Model Dies After Collapsing on Catwalk

Tales Soares was 26
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2019 4:02 AM CDT
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, Saturday, April 27, 2019.   (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)
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(Newser) – 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, the AP reports. The audience initially thought the 26-year-old's fall was part of the show, reports the BBC. "We're sorry for their loss and send our deepest condolences to Tales' family," organizers said in a statement. They did not disclose the cause of death. His management company, Base Management, said Tales had a healthy lifestyle and had never complained about health problems, CNN reports. (Read more model stories.)

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