Spanish bullfighter killed, gored by bull after tripping on cape

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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