[VIDEO] Brazilian Model Collapsed On Runway, Died During São Paulo Fashion Week
Fashionistas and spectators at São Paulo Fashion Week are mourning the tragic and sudden death of model Tales Soares. The Brazilian model collapsed while walking the runway. Stunned audience members rushed to the model’s side while the fashion show continued on the runway as he lied on the floor.
Tales Soares, 26, was an up-and-coming Brazilian model who died during São Paulo Fashion Week.
Soares, who also went by Tales Cotta on social media, was a college graduate in physical education, according to this Instagram bio, and was a proud vegetarian. The young model leaves behind a girlfriend and legacy of being a champion for LGBTQ+ rights in a country where the LGBTQ+ is under attack.
Soares was walking for the Spanish clothing label Också when he collapsed.
“The whole OCKSA team is deeply sorry and dismayed by the news of the model Tales Cotta’s death,” Också’s official statement reads. “Our deepest condolences to Tales’ family and our partners from the Base agency. We kindly ask our friends for prayers and positive energy in this extremely painful moment.”
São Paulo Fashion Week organizers shared their grief with followers after learning of Soares’ death.
“The São Paulo Fashion Week has just received confirmation that model Tales Soares has passed away due to a sudden onset during the Också show,” reads the official São Paulo Fashion Week response. “He was promptly taken by the medical staff to the hospital, but unfortunately, wasn’t revived. We are truly sorry for this fatality and would like to pay our sincere condolences to Tales’ family. Alongside with Base MGT model agency, we’re providing all the necessary assistance in this unfortunate event.”
Soares sudden death on the catwalk has rattled the fashion world where models have long been under great pressure during shows.
Members of the international fashion community are mourning the death of a young and healthy model. Soares’s cause of death remains unknown as the world waits for a medical examiner to conduct an autopsy to determine how the model died.
The death was caught on video.
You can see Soares walking down the catwalk in the video. When he turns around at the end of the catwalk, he appears to trip over his shoelaces and stumbles until he falls flat on the floor. People rush from the audience to his side as he lies on the floor.
According to reports, Soares foamed at the mouth while he was on the floor before he was taken away by medical personnel. He was rushed to a hospital from the venue and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Condolences flooded social media as news of the model’s untimely death spread around the world.
There is no way to be prepared for a death like this. Rest in peace, Soares. Our thoughts and prayers are with Soares’s friends and family as they try to make it through this heartbreaking time.
You can watch the video of Soares’s collapse below.
It is a sad video to watch as Soares’s hopelessly tumbles to the ground in his final moments.