The daddy of Ana Clara Benevides Machado, the Taylor Swift fan who died earlier than the debut Eras Tour live performance in Brazil, has damaged his silence on her demise.
“I misplaced my solely daughter, a cheerful and clever woman,” Weiny Machado instructed native newspaper Folha de São Paulo on Saturday, November 18. “She was about to graduate in Psychology subsequent April, saving cash. I’ve no phrases to precise my ache. She left house to satisfy a dream and got here again useless.”
Ana Clara died on the age of 23 forward of the Friday, November 17, live performance in Rio de Janeiro. Her demise was confirmed by live performance organizer Time for Enjoyable (T4F) on Saturday.
“Final night time, Ana Clara felt unwell and was promptly attended to by the workforce of firefighters and paramedics, being taken to the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos [on-site medic] for first support protocol,” a Saturday assertion on T4F’s X (formerly Twitter) web page learn in Portuguese. “Given the scenario, the medical workforce selected to switch her to Salgado Filho Hospital, the place, after nearly an hour of emergency care, she sadly died.”
A reason behind demise has but to be confirmed, with Machado telling Folha de São Paulo that he desires native officers to launch an investigation.
“I need it to be discovered whether or not they have been in truth prohibited from bringing water, whether or not there was negligence in offering help,” he stated, referring to reviews that the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santo didn’t present water to attendees amid the record-breaking heatwave.
Machado added: “I do know that the singer was handing out water to her followers, and that’s absurd for an occasion of this measurement. Nothing will deliver my daughter again, however I hope that, if negligence is confirmed, somebody will probably be punished, in order that this doesn’t occur to anybody else”
Swift, 33, for her half, was “devastated” by Ana Clara’s passing.
“I can’t imagine I’m writing these phrases however it’s with a shattered coronary heart that I say we misplaced a fan earlier tonight earlier than my present,” the Grammy winner wrote in an Instagram Story assertion. “I can’t even inform you how devastated I’m by this. There’s little or no info I’ve aside from the truth that she was so extremely stunning and much too younger.”
She continued: “I’m not going to have the ability to talk about this from stage as a result of I really feel overwhelmed by grief after I even attempt to discuss it. I wish to say now I really feel this loss deeply and my damaged coronary heart goes out to her household and mates. That is the very last thing I ever thought would occur after we determined to deliver this tour to Brazil.”
Throughout Swift’s Friday present, she paused her efficiency a number of occasions to ensure that concertgoers got water after they began “agua” chants. She postponed her subsequent present on Saturday amid the town’s “excessive temperatures” and is ready to take the stage once more on Sunday, November 19. (Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio, announced that the postponed present will happen on Monday, November 20, although Swift has not confirmed the information herself.)
Following Ana Clara’s demise, T4F modified its stadium tips to go out free water bottles to attendees at numerous distribution factors. Followers may usher in glasses of water and processed meals so long as it’s sealed with a lid.