Taylor Swift is “overwhelmed by grief” following the death of a young female fan before the star’s Eras tour show in heatwave-riddled Rio de Janeiro last night (Nov. 17). Per Folha de S.Paulo, 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides passed out in the front row at Estadio Nilton Santos and later died of cardiac arrest at a local hospital.
Swift wrote on Instagram Stories that “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.”
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She added, “I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it. I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen…