Filmmaker Carlos Carvalho Dies After Being Hit in the Head by Giraffe in On-Set Accident

Award-winning filmmaker Carlos Carvalho died Wednesday after succumbing to injuries stemming from an on-set accident with a giraffe.

Announcing the filmmaker’s death on Thursday, South African film crew agency CallaCrew wrote that Carvalho had been filming at Glen Afric Country Lodge in Hartbeespoort, South Africa when he “had a fatal run-in with a giraffe on set.”

Although Carvalho, 47, was “flown to Milpark Hospital” in Johannesburg, the filmmaker died at 8:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Carlos’ family and friends during this very sad time. He will be sorely missed,” CallaCrew continued.

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