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Fashion model dies after collapsing on runway in Brazil

A male fashion model has died after collapsing on the runway at Brazil’s Sao Paulo Fashion Week.

26-year-old Tales Soares, known artistically as Tales Cotta, was walking the runway Saturday when he suddenly stumbled and fell as he was about to exit.

His catwalk fall was captured on a video from the event.

Soares received help after falling and was taken to a hospital where he later died, fashion week organizers said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Organizers added, “We are sorry for this loss and give our sincere apologies to Tales’ family.”

Soares’ cause of death is not yet known.

His management company, Base Management, remembered Soares as having “exemplary behavior.”

In an Instagram post, Base said that the model never had, or complained about health problems and was a vegetarian who had a healthy diet.

The company said that Soares would “always be in our hearts and our memories.”

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A Agência Base MGT comunica, com extremo pesar, o falecimento do modelo Tales Cotta (26 anos), que sofreu um mal subido durante o desfile da OCKSA, neste sábado (27.04). Ressaltamos que Tales está em nosso casting há um ano e meio e sempre teve comportamento exemplar. O modelo não era estreante, já desfilou em outras edições tanto do SPFW, quanto outros importantes eventos de moda, como a Casa de Criadores. Ressaltamos que Tales nunca apresentou ou se queixou de problemas de saúde. Ele mantinha uma dieta saudável (era vegetariano), não usava substâncias ilícitas e estava em plenas condições para participar do desfile. Aguardamos o laudo médico e pedimos respeito nesse momento de profunda tristeza. Estamos prestando toda a assistência à família e amigos de Tales Cotta, que estará para sempre em nossos corações e memória. . . #luto

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The company said that Soares would “always be in our hearts and our memories.”

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