Taylor Swift Fan's Death Officially Being Investigated By Brazilian Police

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Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 17: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS. Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos on November 17, 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management )
The fan died shortly after a show in Brazil last week.

Last week, Taylor Swift's massive Eras tour made a stop at Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first of three shows she was scheduled to play. And like all of her concerts it was meant to show fans a great time. But tragedy struck with a 23-year-old student passed away shortly after the show. Her name was Ana Clara Benevides Machado and her discomfort began during the show itself.The concert promoter shared that she reported feeling unwell before heading to the medical tent, where she eventually passed away.

Swift herself quickly took to social media to comment on the news of her passing. “I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a 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. But after the girl's father spoke to a local paper about his desire to find out the real cause of his daughter's death, details from the show began to circulate online.

Taylor Swift Fan's Death Under Investigation

Once news of the fan's death reached the internet, concerning details from the concert began to emerge. The primary point of interest has been fans being barred from bringing water bottles into the stadium. While that's typical stadium policy in some places, Brazil is experiencing a record heat wave that made the temperatures during the concert dangerously high.

Another potential issue could be the response by stadium staff. Some reports claimed they had trouble getting water to those in the crowd who needed it. Even before news of the death was made public, videos from fans circulated online. In the clips, Taylor was seen having to call on staff to get water to specific fans. Now, Brazilian police have officially started an investigation into the events leading to her passing. What do you think of Brazilian police opening up an investigation into the Taylor Swift fan who died after a recent concert? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.