It was a day of sorrow for the South African movie industry as award-winning filmmaker Carlos Carvalho, died after he was head-butted by a giraffe.
The filmmaker suffered massive head injuries as a result and was subsequently airlifted to Johannesburg’s Milpark Hospital where he died.
“It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho‚ one of our favorite DOP’s.
“Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric and had a fatal run-in with a giraffe on set.
“He was flown to Milpark Hospital but succumbed to his injuries 20:50 last night.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Carlo’s family and friends during this very sad time. He will be sorely missed,” the film crew agency said.
He was also honored in 2014 with an African Movie Academy Cinematography Award for his work on “The Forgotten Kingdom.”