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An award-winning South African filmmaker died Wednesday after he was head-butted by a giraffe.
Carlos Carvalho, 47, was at the Glen Africa Country Lodge in South Africa shooting a series about a British family in a game lodge when he attempted to get a close-up shot of Gerald, the giraffe, Deadline reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
While Carvalho was trying to get his shot, Gerald head-butted the filmmaker and sent him 16 feet in the air. Carvalho suffered massive head injuries as a result. The filmmaker was airlifted to Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital where he died.
Carvalho’s film crew agency, CallaCrew, announced the filmmaker’s death on its Facebook page.
47-years-old award-winning filmmaker‚ Carlos Carvalho has died. He was fatally injured by a giraffe this week while filming at a game lodge in Hartbeespoort in North West. pic.twitter.com/N1LuYSeyNv
— Katlego Maseng (@KatlegoMaseng1) May 5, 2018
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