CARACAS, Venezuela — Bullfighter Curro Giron, famed throughout Latin America and Spain for his fearlessness in the bullring, died after undergoing emergency surgery, the state news agency Venpres reported.
Venpres said Giron died Thursday night. He was 49.
Giron underwent surgery Thursday morning to correct "varicose veins in the colon" and died hours later, Venpres reported.
In his 30 years in the ring, Giron, a native of Maracay in Aragua state, was in 619 bullfights. The last time he faced a bull was in November.