Father of Taylor Swift fan who died in Brazil demands answers

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

Weiny Machado is grieving the loss of his daughter, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, who tragically passed away after attending a Taylor Swift concert in Brazil. In a heart-wrenching interview with Folha de S.Paulo on November 18, Weiny expressed his profound sorrow over the loss of his daughter, who was described as a happy and intelligent young woman, poised to graduate in psychology next April.

Ana Clara, 23, attended Swift’s Eras Tour concert at Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on November 17. Following the incident, Weiny is urgently seeking answers, particularly regarding the circumstances that led to his daughter’s illness and the subsequent response. He raised concerns about whether the attendees were prohibited from bringing water and questioned the adequacy of the assistance provided at the event. Weiny mentioned reports of Taylor Swift handing out water to her fans, highlighting this as inadequate for an event of such magnitude.

The concert organizer, T4F (Time for Fun), issued a statement explaining that Ana Clara had felt unwell during the concert and received immediate attention from first responders. She was taken to the stadium’s medical center for initial treatment. Due to the severity of her condition, she was then transferred to Salgado Filho Hospital. Despite nearly an hour of emergency care, Ana Clara tragically passed away. T4F extended its condolences to her family and friends.

Weiny’s pursuit of clarity and accountability reflects his desire to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future. He hopes that, if negligence is found, appropriate actions will be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of concert attendees in the future. Ana Clara’s untimely death has left a profound impact, not only on her family but also on the wider community of music fans and concertgoers.