Benevides, 23, passed away after suffering cardiac arrest whereas attending Swift’s first present in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
Returning to the stage for the primary time since Benevides’ demise, Swift honored the fan with a efficiency of “Bigger Than the Whole Sky.” Swift was noticeably emotional in the course of the efficiency as she fought by means of tears and practically choked up whereas singing the lyric, “Did some drive take you as a result of I didn’t pray?”
Benevides had reportedly been at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium for greater than eight hours when she started to really feel unwell. Temperatures in Rio de Janerio on Friday have been within the excessive 90s, and water bottles weren’t allowed inside the venue.
In a press release addressing Benevides’ passing posted to social media, Swift wrote: I can’t consider 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.”
“I can’t even let you know how devastated I’m by this,” she continued. “There’s little or no data I’ve aside from the very fact she was so extremely stunning and much too younger.”
Swift added that she wouldn’t talk about Benevides’ demise throughout her performances as a result of “I really feel overwhelmed by grief once I even attempt to discuss it. I wish to say now I really feel this loss deeply and my coronary heart goes out to her household and mates. This is the very last thing I ever thought would occur after we determined to carry this tour to Brazil.”
Due to excessive temperatures in Rio de Janeiro, Swift subsequently moved a live performance initially scheduled for Saturday to Monday.
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) November 20, 2023
this angle of larger than the entire sky tonight wow pic.twitter.com/Q51Kr63yTb
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