A Taylor Swift fan dies at a Rio live performance whereas followers complain about excessive temperatures and lack of water

A Taylor Swift fan dies at a Rio concert while fans complain about high temperatures and lack of water

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – A 23-year-old girl, a fan of Taylor Swift, died throughout the singer’s “Iras Tour” live performance in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, based on a press release issued by the organizers of the present in Brazil.

Whereas Ana Clara Benevides Machado’s explanation for loss of life has not been introduced, media reported that followers weren’t allowed to take water into the stadium regardless of the excessive temperatures, and the town’s mayor referred to as for modifications forward of Swift’s final two performances.

In a handwritten letter she posted on social media, Swift stated she was “heartbroken.”

“I’ve little data aside from the truth that she was extraordinarily lovely and really younger,” the singer wrote.


The present’s organizers, Time4Fun, stated on Instagram that paramedics attended to Benevides after he fell in poor health. The assertion said that she was taken to the primary support heart on the stadium, then to the hospital, the place she died an hour later.

A number of native media reported that water bottles weren’t allowed into the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium, despite the fact that Rio and most components of Brazil noticed file temperatures this week, amid… A dangerous and permanent heat waveFollowers had been lining up for a number of hours underneath the solar.

Justice Minister Flavio Dino stated on X that the ministry would implement “emergency guidelines” concerning entry to water at parades and different public occasions.

The G1 information web site reported that one among Benevides’ buddies, who attended the live performance along with her, stated that her pal fainted initially of the live performance, whereas Swift was performing her second track, “Merciless Summer season.”

A photograph confirmed the 2 buddies sporting Taylor Swift shirts contained in the stadium.

“We all the time stated that when she (Taylor Swift) involves Brazil we are going to discover a manner ahead. The ticket was very costly, however we nonetheless discovered a manner,” she instructed G1 shortly after her pal’s loss of life.

“The lack of a younger girl’s life…is unacceptable,” Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes stated on Channel X.

Whereas authorities examine the circumstances of the loss of life, the municipality on Saturday will demand that the present’s manufacturing firm present new water distribution factors, extra brigades and ambulances, and transfer the present’s entry time ahead by one hour, Pais wrote.

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

“I will not be capable to speak about this from the stage as a result of I get unhappy when I attempt to speak about it,” she wrote. “I wish to say now that I really feel this loss deeply and my damaged coronary heart goes out to her household and buddies.”

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