Carlos Carvalho Killed By Giraffe While Filming Movie.
Carlos Carvalho was shooting scenes at Glen Afric County Lodge near Johannesburg – where ITV drama Wild at Heart is filmed – when he was attacked earlier this week.
The 47-year-old was reportedly thrown into the air and left with devastating head injuries.
He was flown to a nearby hospital after Wednesday’s but died that evening.
The award-winning cinematographer’s agent Sandi-Lee Slabbert told the Daily Mail that Mr Carvalho had been “headbutted” by the giraffe.
Jan Bowden, CEO of film crew agency CallaCrew, posted on Facebook: “It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favourite 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 8.50pm last night.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Carlo’s family and friends during this very sad time. He will be sorely missed.”
Colleagues have taken to social media to pay tribute, describing him as a “wonderful human being” who was a ‘privilege” to work with.
Cinematographer Toby Tangawizi Harris wrote: “I am absolutely stunned and so saddened to hear this news.
“Pepe was a wonderful human being who I had the privilege of working with on many film sets.
“His talent and humbleness made him stand out and I’ll always appreciate the support and fun moments we shared. You will be missed massively Carlos.”
Gaffer Clint Stone added: “My head’s still reeling at the news …can’t believe this happened!
“One of the nicest guys I have ever had the privilege of working with and the honour of calling a friend.
“You will be so sorely missed, the industry will be so much poorer for your absence.”
Among Mr Carvalho’s awards was an African Movie Academy Cinematography Award for the film The Forgotten Kingdom in 2014.