An award-winning matador Víctor Barrio, 29 was gored to death in the ring -- the first to be killed since 1987.
He was rushed to hospital but doctors could do nothing to save him. A matador had not died in the ring in Spain this century of shows.
Barrio met his match at the hands of the Maños bull, named Lorenzo. The performer is relative newcomer to sport after working on golf course.
Read more about him and bullfighting in the gallery below.