Former Miss World Norma Cappagli died at the age of 81 after being run over by a bus in Argentina. After being run over on December 17, Cappagli suffered from a skull fracture. She was sent into an induced coma before she died on 23 December.
Her niece, Carla Cappagli alleged the bus driver while talking to a newspaper. She said that the factor behind Norma Cappagli’s death is only the bus driver’s negligence and nothing else.
“COVID-19 did not affect her despite the ongoing pandemic and now she’s dead because of the negligence of the bus driver. We are destroyed,” she said.
The unnamed bus driver, reportedly 28-year-old, has been arrested by the officials. The investigation of the case is still going on.
Cappagli after winning the Miss World title in 1960 in London went on to become a successful model and worked with renowned brands. She also collaborated with Italian vocalist Armando Sciascia and released her single two years later in 1962. Later on, she became a journalist and started working for Italian Magazine Men’s Bazaar in Milan.
After spending her life in Brazil, Cappagli had returned to her own country Argentina in 1989. Her niece said that her aunt had plans to travel after the end of the coronavirus crisis.