A 23-year-old Taylor Swift fan, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, passed away during the singer’s Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The cause of death remains unknown, and the authorities have initiated a criminal investigation.
Taylor Swift said she was devastated after hearing the news of a fan’s death at the concert.
Fans expressed anger, citing the denial of water entry despite scorching temperatures.
Amid skyrocketing temperatures, the pop star was seen throwing bottles of water to fans during the concert.
Brazil’s Justice Minister Flávio Dino said the government would impose emergency rules after the death.
Swift, visibly shaken, shared a handwritten note where she said she was devastated by the news.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram.
The incident has spurred federal authorities to provide free water at future events.