A Brazilian male model Tales Soares dies after collapsing on the catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Shocked fashionistas rushed from their seats after Tales Soares, 26, seemed to trip over his shoelaces …
A Brazilian male model died after collapsing on the catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
Shocked fashionistas rushed from their seats after Tales Soares, 26, seemed to trip over his shoelaces, with some reportedly assuming it was part of an “act” during Saturday’s show for fashion brand Ocksa.
He started foaming at the mouth as paramedics tended to him on the catwalk before rushing him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The model — who also went by the name Tales Cotta — was praised for his “exemplary behavior” in a tribute on Instagram by his agency, Base MGT.
“Tales never presented or complained about health problems,” the statement insisted.
“He had a healthy diet (he was a vegetarian), did not use illegal substances and was in full condition to participate in the parade. And we ask for respect at this moment of deep sadness.”
Sao Paulo Fashion Week also posted a tribute on Instagram.
“May God welcome you with open arms! Life is definitely a catwalk, we’re just passing through!” it reads, calling the news “very sad!”
Soares’ cause of death will not be known until an autopsy has been completed.
I suppose that’s why we must thank God for everyday and we should try to do our best to take care of ourselves out of respect for those who have died young and way before their time. May God bless the Soares Family and help them to keep strong, their grief short, may their faith not waiver nor their hopes ever fade.