Model in Sao Paulo dies after taking ill on catwalk

A model participating in Sao Paulo's Fashion Week has died after getting sick on the catwalk.

A statement from organizers said Tales Soares took ill while parading Saturday. A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The statement did not provide more details.

Model Tales Soares is taken from the catwalk by paramedics after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019. A statement from organizers said that Soares died after taking ill while participating in the Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)

Model Tales Soares is taken from the catwalk by paramedics after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019. A statement from organizers said that Soares died after taking ill while participating in the Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. (Leco Viana/Thenews2 via AP)

Daily Folha de S. Paulo reported that Soares tripped on his shoelace and fell. According to the paper, people in the crowd initially thought his fall was part of a performance.

A photo in the newspaper showed the model lying face down on the catwalk while paramedics attended to him. The paper reported Soares was 26 years old.