“Rip Gabriel”: Amid 23-Year-Old Taylor Swift Fan’s Departure, One More Youngster Loses His Life; Singer to Miss Chiefs – Eagles Attendance

Published 11/19/2023, 1:03 PM EST

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Two deaths back-to-back. Things couldn’t have looked worse for Taylor Swift’s last leg of the Eras tour. Close on the heels of the death of a 23-year-old fan in the Nilton Santos stadium during Swift’s concert and the postponement of the event, reports have emerged about the death of another young fan before he could attend the Eras Tour in Rio de Janeiro.

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Amidst the oppressive heatwave plaguing central and southeastern Brazil, the deaths of two young fans have shaken the faith of Swifties and even put a question mark on the remaining leg of the Eras tour.

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Taylor Swift postponed her Rio De Janerio show, citing record head a day after the unfortunate death of a fan during the concert. Now, a tweet broke the internet that pointed out the death of a 25-year-old Taylor Swift fan, Gabriel Mongenot. According to a tweet on X, Mongenot died in an armed robbery before he could attend the Taylor Swift concert, the Eras Tour in Rio De Janeiro.

The sad loss of both fans has shaken the fans up. Though Swift hasn’t released a statement about Mongenot’s death yet, she did tweet about Ana Clara Benevida, the other young fan, who passed away on Friday and even postponed her show amid Brazil’s “extreme temperature”, which reached 59 degrees Celsius on the day of the show.

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A Swiftie who couldn’t make it despite medical attention at the concert

The 12-time Grammy-winning artist was saddened by the loss of a “beautiful and far too young fan”. Swift opened up about Ana Clara Benvida, who sadly passed away during her Brazil concert. Swift wrote on Instagram, “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. My broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”

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The cause of death of Ana Clara Benevides Machado, who sought medical attention at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium during Friday’s show hasn’t been announced. A criminal investigation has been opened up by Rio’s public prosecutor and her body is being examined.  Fans and politicians speculate it was linked to extreme heat. Swift postponed her Saturday Night show amid this unfortunate event, citing “extreme temperatures in Rio.”

The “Midnights” artist also posted her decision to postpone her show. “I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium. The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio. Swift, known to keep her fans and crew members first mentioned that the “safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew have to and always will come first.” In videos and pictures circulated on social media, Swift was later seen urging staff at the stadium to give water to fans during the concert.

As for the speculation regarding her attendance at Travis Kelce‘s game against the Eagles, it seems uncertain if Swift would be present or even moving out of Brazil. The much-anticipated Eagles battle is scheduled on Nov. 20 at 8:15 p.m. ET at the Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Swift is scheduled to perform in Sao Paulo from November 24-26 before moving to cities across South America, Asia, Australia, and Europe next year.

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