Former Miss World Norma Cappagli Died After Being Run Over By Bus

Norma Cappagli was sent on induced coma before she died on Wednesday

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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 on induced coma before she died on Wednesday.


Her niece, Carla Cappagli blamed the bus driver while talking to a newspaper. She said that the reason 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 added.

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The unnamed bus driver, reportedly 28-year-old, has been arrested by the authorities. The investigation of the case is still going on.

Cappagli after winning the Miss World title in 1960 in London went on to be a successful model working 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 with 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 made plans to travel after the COVID-19 pandemic.


In an interview, Norma had wanted to convey it to young people that life is always faced forward not backward and it is about adapting to things with determination and optimism. She had also said that she is grateful for life and that age is just a chronology.

“I enjoyed life, and I still do. I am grateful, and that is what I would like to convey to the young people of today. If you take it that way, age is just a chronology.”

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