Family says Brazilian model who died on catwalk was healthy

Model Tales Soares wears a creation from Ratier collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, April 26, 2019. A statement from organizers said that Soares died after taking ill while participating in the Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Relatives of a model who died on the catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week said the man was apparently healthy, denying rumors spreading on the internet.

Officials have not released an autopsy report on what killed Tales Soares, who was being buried on Monday, but his mother and sister denied that the 26 year-old model suffered health problems such as epilepsy or anorexia or that he used drugs.

"He always had good health and looked after himself with periodic (medical) exams, however fatalities happen and his time had come," his mother, Heloisa Cotta, wrote on Facebook Sunday.

"He was doing CrossFit, yoga, he meditated, didn't use drugs and had a super healthy diet," his sister Alexandra Soares told the online news portal G1. "Only when we have the autopsy in our hands can we know what really happened."

Soares was walking down the catwalk when he lost balance and collapsed face down on Saturday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

You may also be interested in

Australians to soon post ballots in gay marriage...

Sep 12, 2017

Australians will soon begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage as a new...

Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia...

Oct 16, 2017

Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a...

Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings...

Dec 8, 2017

Gay marriage in Australia has become a law as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill...

The Latest: Melbourne police say no sign of...

Dec 21, 2017

Australian police say there is no evidence of a terrorist link to a car ramming attack in central...

Alastair Cook completes rare feat of endurance at...

Dec 29, 2017

One ball was all it took for England opener Alastair Cook to complete one of cricket's greatest...

Diver Haven is brought to you by a team of tech-savvy diving enthusiasts. Diver of all walks of life be it recreational to professional, scuba or freedivers are always welcome.

Contact us: sales[at]diverhaven.com