Following the death of her 23-year-old fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado at her Eras tour stop in Rio de Janeiro on November 17, Taylor Swift released a statement expressing her sadness. Taylor Swift is in mourning following the passing of a fan at her Rio de Janeiro Eras tour event.
In addition to other spectators who passed out in the intense heat and several who claimed they were not permitted to carry their own water inside the stadium, Ana Clara Benevides Machado was taken to a hospital on November 17 for treatment after becoming ill at Nilton Santos Stadium.
According to the Rio Municipal Health Department, which was cited by the Brazilian news portal G1, Ana was in cardiorespiratory arrest when she arrived at the Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital and while resuscitation efforts were made, she sadly did not survive. Her age was twenty-three.
“Blank Space” singer continued, saying, “I want to say that I feel this loss deeply and that my heart is broken for her family and friends.” I never imagined anything like this would occur when we chose to take this journey to Brazil.
The concert promoter Time for Fun announced the death of 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides Machado in a statement that was uploaded in Portuguese on their own Instagram on November 18. Ana Clara became ill last night, and the fire and ambulance crew responded quickly. She was then brought to the medical centre at Nilton Saltos Stadium for first aid procedures.
In light of the circumstances, the medical staff decided to move her to Salgado Filho Hospital, where she sadly passed away following nearly an hour of emergency care.
The cause of Ana’s death is still unknown and has not been certified by the Legal Medical Institute (IML), according to G1.
According to a number of stories, Ana posted videos about the intense heat on social media before entering the stadium. She went to the show with her college friend Daniele Menin, who told G1 that during Taylor’s performance of “Cruel Summer,” the second song on the setlist, her friend became ill and that first responders spent “about 40 minutes” trying to resuscitate her inside the stadium.
A few of the approximately 60,000 people in attendance during Taylor’s performance at the outdoor football stadium—the first of her three completely sold-out gigs in Rio—felt unwell due to the high temperatures. That day, the city reportedly had temperatures above 102 degrees Fahrenheit, according to G1.
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During her performance, the pop star was interrupted by a large number of fans chanting “water,” so she asked her team to provide some. The organisation also said that numerous medical stations and mobile intensive care units will be set up, in addition to the approximately 200 more professionals—security guards, firefighters, and other professionals—who have been working on the event.
In the midst of the extreme heat wave that is scorching Brazil, Flávio Dino, the Minister of Justice and Public Security (MJSP) of Brazil, declared in a statement that steps would be adopted immediately in response to allegations of shows being sealed off or offering customers no water.