Top film director KILLED by a giraffe in South Africa

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.

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.

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.