“overwhelmed by grief”- Taylor Swift Takes to Instagram to Address a Fan’s Death Before Her Concert in Brazil

Published 11/18/2023, 1:34 AM EST

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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been a historic musical phenomenon that has been reaching every corner of the planet. While some were lucky enough to see the pop goddess perform on stage at her billion-dollar tour, others fulfilled their desires by making theaters their own stages while watching the Eras Tour documentary. Amid all the buzz, an unfortunate accident cast a shadow over the celebration of Taylor Swift and her music. 

Swift is currently covering the international leg of her Eras Tour in Latin America. Shortly after her show in Brazil, Swift shared an Instagram story expressing her condolences for the death of one of her fans at the concert. 

Taylor Swift penned a heartfelt note mourning for her fan

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Ana Clara Benevides who attended the Eras Tour concert at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro died of cardiac arrest on Friday. Swift recently shared a heartfelt note in her Instagram story, expressing her regret over the demise. Though the singer did not have much information about the fan, she was “devastated” and “overwhelmed by grief” after hearing the news. This news was first published by Folha after receiving a confirmation from Ana Clara Benevides’ cousin, Estela Benevides. 

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The cousin got the news of his sister’s demise over the phone. It was a call from the doctor attending to the patient from Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital. The fan in the front row fainted potentially because of the heat index at the venue that reached 60ºC. She ghad a cardiac arrest when she was on her way to the hospital. Four days prior to this incident, another Swiftie passed away and received a special gift from Swift on the Eras Tour for which the fan’s mother expressed gratitude.

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Shortly after the demise, the mother of the 16-year-old shared some kind words for the ‘Shake It Off’ singer and how she impacted her child’s life. 

Taylor Swift “changed” a fan’s life with her sweet gesture

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Ally Garner Anderson passed away on November 14 after a five-year-long battle with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. The 16-year-old attended Swift’s July 1 show at Paycor Stadium. In the concert, Swift gifted her the famous fedora from her ’22’ costume. Ally Garner Anderson also shared the special moment of Swift placing the hat on her head on her TikTok. Three days after her passing away, her mother, Patty Garner Anderson told People Magazine that she “hadn’t seen Ally smile and laugh like that in a very long time

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Patty Garner Anderson, who has also been a huge Swiftie all her life, shared that the moment “changed” her daughter’s life immensely. Even when she was battling her disease, Swift’s music “brought light to Ally’s life”, as per the mother. Swift’s heartfelt displays of affection and appreciation for her fans, who love her so immensely, substantiate why she enjoys such a globally devoted fanbase.

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Hriddhi Maitra

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Hriddhi Maitra is a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. An enthusiastic movie buff, Hriddhi found her true calling when she worked as a Cinema Content Writer at My Cinema Story while analyzing movies objectively, and offering constructive feedback. Coming from a background where she worked in different niches like finance, food, travel, medicines, automobile, and entertainment, we can safely say she is a jack of all trades.

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