November 28, 2023

Taylor Swift Fan Dies at Rio Concert as Fans Complain About High Temperatures and Lack of Water

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 23-year-old Taylor Swift fan died at the singer’s Eras Tour live performance in Rio de Janeiro Friday evening, in response to a press release from the present’s organizers in Brazil.

While the trigger of loss of life for Ana Clara Benevides Machado has not been introduced, media reported that followers weren’t allowed to take water into the stadium regardless of hovering temperatures, and the town’s mayor has demanded adjustments earlier than Swift’s ultimate two reveals.

In a handwritten notice shared on her social media, Swift mentioned she had a “shattered heart.”

“There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young,” the singer wrote.


The present’s organizers, Time4Fun, mentioned on Instagram that Benevides was attended by paramedics after feeling unwell. She was taken to the stadium’s first help middle, then to a hospital, the place she died an hour later, the assertion learn.

Several native media reported that water bottles weren’t allowed contained in the Nilton Santos Olympic stadium, regardless that Rio and most of Brazil have had record-breaking temperatures this week, amid a dangerous and lasting heat wave, and followers have been queuing for a number of hours within the solar.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino mentioned on X that the ministry will implement “emergency rules” concerning entry to water at reveals and different public occasions.”

Online information website G1 reported that one of Benevides’ pals, who attended the live performance along with her, mentioned her good friend handed out at the start of the live performance, as Swift carried out her second music, “Cruel Summer.”

A photograph of the 2 pals present them sporting Taylor Swift T-shirts contained in the stadium.

“We always said that when (Taylor Swift) came to Brazil we would find a way to go. The ticket was very expensive, but we still found a way”, she advised G1 shortly after her good friend’s loss of life.

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes mentioned on X the “loss of a young woman’s life … is unacceptable.”

While authorities are investigating the circumstances of the loss of life, Paes wrote, the municipality will demand Saturday that the present’s manufacturing firm present new water distribution factors, extra brigades and ambulances and advance entrance to the present by one hour.

Swift has two extra reveals in Rio on Saturday and Sunday.

“I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it,” she wrote. “I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends.”