In a tragic turn of events, another Taylor Swift fan has lost his life after attending one of her concerts. Gabriel Milhomem Santos, a 25-year-old man who had traveled to Rio De Janeiro to see the singer perform as part of her world tour, was stabbed to death the morning after the concert. Reports state that Santos was still wearing a “Swifties” bracelet on his wrist when his body was found.
Taylor Swift has been captivating audiences in Rio De Janeiro with her Eras Tour, attracting fans from all over the world. However, the excitement surrounding the concerts has been marred by these unfortunate incidents.
According to witnesses, Santos was sleeping on Copacabana beach with his cousins when they were attacked by three men who intended to rob them. During the altercation, Santos was fatally stabbed, and the assailants made off with two mobile phones. Although two of the robbers were later apprehended for stealing chocolate bars, they were released shortly after.
Santos’ parents expressed that their son was fulfilling a lifelong dream by attending the concert and revealed that he will be buried in the special outfit he had prepared for the event.
This tragic incident follows the death of another fan, Ana Clara Benevides, who suffered a stroke while waiting in the crowd during one of Taylor Swift’s performances. The 23-year-old went into cardiac arrest due to the extreme heatwave sweeping across Brazil. It was reported that fans were not allowed to bring water bottles into the concert venue. Despite receiving CPR on-site and being rushed to the hospital, Benevides suffered another stroke and passed away.
In response to Benevides’ death, Taylor Swift took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news and announced the postponement of her second show in the three-night concert tour. She expressed concern for the safety and well-being of her fans, fellow performers, and crew, stating that their security is her top priority. The singer described Benevides as “incredibly beautiful and far too young.”
Videos later emerged showing Taylor Swift distributing water bottles to fans during the sweltering heat, demonstrating her commitment to the safety and comfort of her audience.
These tragic incidents have cast a somber shadow over Taylor Swift’s concerts in Brazil, and fans around the world mourn the loss of these young lives.