Father of fan who died before Taylor Swift concert pays tribute to daughter
19.11.2023 - 17:27
Taylor Swift concert in Brazil this week (November 18) has paid tribute to his daughter.Swift released a statement yesterday saying she was “devastated” after hearing a fan had died before her concert show in Brazil.Ana Clara Benevides, 23, reportedly fainted at the show and suffered a cardiac arrest. The cause of death is yet unknown.Temperatures in Brazil reached over 100 degrees (38 Celsius) and videos later circulated online of Swift pausing her show to make sure fans received water.Benevides father, Weiny Machado, 53, has spoken to Folha de São Paulo newspaper praising his “happy and intelligent” daughter.He said: “I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl.
She was about to graduate in Psychology next April, saving money. I have no words to express my pain.
She left home to fulfill a dream and came back dead.”Machado went on to say how he wanted an investigation into what happened amid reports that fans were not allowed to take water into the venue, despite the high temperatures.“I want it to be found out whether they were in fact prohibited from bringing water, whether there was negligence in providing assistance.“I know that the singer was handing out water to her fans, and that is absurd for an event of this size. Nothing will bring my daughter back, but I hope that, if negligence is confirmed, someone will be punished, so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else” (via The Mirror).
The organisers of the gig, T4F, an entertainment company also known as Time For Fun, released a statement regarding Ana’s death yesterday after Swift made the decision to cancel her second Brazil show due to the extreme heat. They said (via The Mirror): “Given the forecast of an increase in the heat wave in the city, we
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