Monday, June 17, 2024

Taylor Swift “Devastated” By Fan Death from 108 Degree Sweltering Heat Just Before Packed Stadium Concert in Rio (Read Her Post)


A Taylor Swift fan died in the sweltering heat before a Taylor Swift concert in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Ana Clara Benevides, 23, fainted at the show and went into cardiac arrest at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos.

Swift swiftly posted a note to her Instagram stories saying she was “devastated” and “overwhelmed with grief.”

The heat index, a combination of temperature and humidity, shattered records in Rio de Janeiro with 108.5 degrees and a feel-like temperature of 137.3 F. The stadium can hold up to 44,661 fans.

Swift, 33, said on Instagram: “I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show. I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this.

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

Swift said her heart went out to the fan’s family and friends. “It was the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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