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Posted: June 18, 2017

Spanish bullfighter killed, gored by bull after tripping on cape


Spanish bullfighter killed, gored by bull after tripping on cape
Matador Ivan Fandino is covered in the blood of a bull as he performs in the bullring during the fourth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 9, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

By Sandra Nortunen, Palm Beach Post

A Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped on his cape, fell and was gored by a bull during a bullfight in France.

Ivan Fandino, 36, was performing a move to distract the specially-bred fighting bull when he stumbled in the ring during the fight, according to The Guardian

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After he fell to the ground inside Aire-sur-l’Adour arena, the bull gouged Fandino in the torso with one of its horns, puncturing a lung and causing the matador to suffer a heart attack. 

Fandino died on the way to the hospital, BBC News reported. 

The famous matador, husband and father has fought hundreds of bulls during his professional 12-year career.

About 1,000 bulls are killed in bullfights annually in France, according to news reports. 

This is the first death of a matador in France in almost a century.

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