Father of Ana Clara Benevides Machado Taylor Swift The fan who died before debuting Tour of the ages A concert in Brazil, and he broke his silence about her death.
“I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl.” Winnie Machado He told a local newspaper Newspaper On Saturday, November 18th. “She was about to graduate in psychology next April, to save money. I have no words to express my pain. “She left home to pursue her dream and came back dead.”
Ana Clara died at the age of 23 before the concert on Friday, November 17, in Rio de Janeiro. Her death was confirmed by concert organizer Time for Fun (T4F) on Saturday.
“Last night, Ana Clara felt unwell and was immediately taken to the team of firefighters and paramedics and transported to the Olimpico Nilton Santos Stadium. [on-site medic] for first aid protocol,” T4F’s statement Saturday X (formerly Twitter) Read the page in Portuguese. “Given the situation, the medical team elected to transport her to Salgado Filho Hospital, where she unfortunately died after nearly an hour of emergency care.”
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, according to Machado Newspaper He wants local officials to launch an investigation.
“I want to know if they were actually prohibited from bringing water, and if there was negligence in providing assistance,” he said, referring to reports that the Stadio Olimpico Nilton Santo did not provide water to attendees amid the record-breaking run. Heat wave.
Machado added: “I know the singer was handing out water to her fans, which is ridiculous for an event of this size. It will bring nothing back to my daughter, but I hope if the negligence is confirmed that someone will be punished, so this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”
For her part, Swift (33 years old) was deeply shocked by the death of Anna Clara.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it is with a broken heart to say that we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” the Grammy winner wrote in a statement on Instagram Story. “I can’t even tell you how sad I am about this. There is very little information I have other than the fact that she was so beautiful and so young.
She continued, “I won’t be able to talk about this from the stage because I feel sad when I try to talk about it. I want to say right now that I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to do this tour to Brazil.” .
During Swift’s show on Friday, she paused her performance several times to make sure concertgoers had water after they started chanting “agua.” She has postponed her next show on Saturday amid “extreme temperatures” in the city and is scheduled to take the stage again on Sunday 19 November.Eduardo Paesmayor of rio, Announce (The postponed show will take place on Monday, November 20, although Swift has not confirmed the news herself.)
After Ana Clara’s death, T4F changed the stadium’s guidelines to distribute free water bottles to attendees at various distribution points. Fans can also bring cups of water and processed foods as long as they are closed with a lid.