After news broke of concertgoer Ana Clara Benevides’ heartbreaking death, Taylor Swift took to Instagram Story (via The Hollywood Reporter) to share a handwritten note. “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young,” she wrote.
As the tragedy left Swift speechless and grief-stricken, the singer shared that she would not be talking about it onstage. “I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends,” she wrote. “This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”
The tragic circumstances surrounding Benevides’ death have made a collective impact on Swifties. A fan account on X, formerly known as Twitter, tweeted, “Taylor Swift concerts are meant to be a safe space, a happy place for all. I can’t even fathom that somebody has lost their life today in a place that should be their safe space.” Another fan account mourned Benevides’ death, writing, “Our thoughts & prayers are with her family.”