Taylor Swift wanted to pay a heartfelt tribute to one of her followers, a young woman of only 23 years old who died from heat stroke before the first of the two concerts that the American star had scheduled in Brazil. In this case, the one that took place last Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
"I don't think I'm writing these words, but with a broken heart I have to say that we lost a fan tonight before my concert. I can't express how devastated I am by this," the singer explained on her social networks.
Swift, visibly affected by the news during the concert in Rio de Janeiro, also wanted to send a message of condolences to the follower's family: "I have very little information other than the fact that she was incredibly beautiful and too young."
The deceased woman was identified as Ana Benevides, a Psychology student at the Federal University of Rondonópolis. The young woman suffered heatstroke, according to what a friend of the young woman told the Brazilian newspaper O Globo.
She was not the only one who suffered the ravages of high temperatures. Many concertgoers had to be treated by the medical services of the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is going through an intense heat wave and Rio de Janeiro recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius this Friday, with a thermal sensation that reached 59 degrees in some areas of the city.
Given the "extreme temperatures", the singer Swift decided to cancel her second concert in the country, scheduled for last Saturday. "The safety and well-being of my fans, the artists on stage and my team, has to be, and always will be, in first place," the singer reported on her social networks.