Tragic Death of Taylor Swift Fan at Rio Concert in Sweltering HeatNovember 18, 2023
A Taylor Swift fan passed away during the singer’s concert in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night. Ana Clara Benevides Machado, 23, died as a searing and record-breaking heat wave engulfs the city. The entertainment promoter T4F confirmed her death early Saturday. Swift shared a heartfelt note on Instagram in response to the tragedy. The city of Rio has been experiencing an unprecedented heatwave, with temperatures hitting 139 degrees. Despite the extreme heat, water bottles were reportedly not allowed inside the stadium. Following the incident, officials announced changes to allow water bottles at shows and mandate free drinking water. An investigation into the tragic event is ongoing. Benevides Machado, a psychology student, had traveled a great distance to see Swift perform. She fell ill during the concert and tragically passed away. Swift is slated to perform more shows in Rio and São Paulo.