July 21, 2024

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Taylor Swift mourns one of her fans who died before her concert in Brazil

Taylor Swift mourns one of her fans who died before her concert in Brazil

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Taylor Swift is mourning a fan who died during the final stop of her Eras Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it is with a broken heart to say that we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” Swift wrote in a handwritten statement shared to her Instagram Story. “I can’t even tell you how sad I am about this. There is very little information I have other than the fact that she was so beautiful and so young.” Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de San Paulo mentioned That 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides fainted and was revived at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos concert venue, then was taken to hospital where she eventually died of cardiac and respiratory arrest. Her death was confirmed Her beans By Benevides’ cousin, Estella Benevides. It’s not clear if Benevides saw Swift take the stage when the show started at around 7:30 p.m. local time.

Swift’s show coincided with a heat wave in Brazil Her beans Reporting that the “like” temperature at the site was 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Firefighters unofficially recorded 1,000 people fainting at the parade Her beans. Some fans took to social media to claim that the venue did not allow concert-goers to bring water bottles inside, despite the extreme temperature. Taken from fans Screenshots Swift appears to pause the show to point out that fans need water, and at one point she is seen throwing a water bottle herself into the audience.

In her statement on Instagram Story, Swift said she won’t be able to talk about the death of one of her fans on stage because she feels “too sad” to try to talk about it. “I want to say right now that I feel this loss deeply, and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends,” Swift said. “This is the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to do this tour to Brazil.”

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