Ana Clara Untimely Passing: Ana Clara Benevides, a 23-year-old psychology student, tragically passed away on Friday night during Taylor Swift’s debut tour concert in Brazil. The event, held at the Nilton Santos stadium in Rio de Janeiro, drew an audience of over 60,000 people. The news was confirmed by Benevides’ cousin, Estela Benevides, who received updates from the doctor attempting to resuscitate Ana Clara.
Originally from Sonora, Mato Grosso do Sul, Ana Clara was at the front row and fainted during the concert, prompting immediate medical attention at the stadium. Despite resuscitation efforts lasting approximately 40 minutes, she experienced a second cardiac arrest on the way to Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital.
The heat at the venue, with a heat index reaching 60ºC, contributed to challenging conditions, leading to approximately a thousand faintings, as unofficially reported by firefighters. Fans expressed frustration on social media about the prohibition of bringing water bottles into the stadium due to the intense heat.
Thiago Fernandes, a friend of Benevides and a nurse present at the scene, shared his grief on Instagram, expressing disbelief at her sudden absence. He recalled their anticipation for the Taylor Swift show and mourned the loss of one of his oldest friends.
Ana Clara Benevides was a psychology student at the Federal University of Rondonópolis (UFR) in Mato Grosso, where she also served as a director in the university’s athletic department. The university posted a message expressing condolences and highlighting the legacy of love and memories Ana Clara leaves behind.
Benevides’ social media revealed her excitement leading up to the Taylor Swift concert, describing it as a dream come true. The night saw challenging weather conditions, with firefighters attending to numerous fans experiencing fainting and vomiting due to severe dehydration caused by the high temperatures. Similar weather conditions impacted Swift’s concert in Argentina, leading to rescheduling due to a strong storm.