Brazilian model Tales Soares dies after collapsing at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Tales Soares, 26, was on the catwalk on Saturday local time. According to the Rio Times, he fell when he went to walk off.
Tales Soares, 26, was on the catwalk on Saturday local time. According to the Rio Times, he fell when he went to walk off. Photo credit: AAP

A Brazilian model has died after collapsing on the catwalk on the final day of Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW), organisers say.

Tales Soares, 26, was on the catwalk on Saturday local time. When he went to walk off, he fell, The Rio Times reports.

Shocked spectators looked on as doctors attended to him. He was declared dead in hospital a short time later.

The cause of death, at this stage, is unknown.

"SPFW has just received the news of the death of model Tales Soares, who suddenly took ill during the Ocksa show," a statement said.

Tributes have flowed for Soares, who worked for modelling agency Base MGT, The Rio Times reports.

"He was an LGBTQ rights activist also he was very talented. Rest in Peace," one said in a Twitter post.

"RIP Tales Soares, this is so sad," another said.

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