Taylor Swift kicked off her run of shows at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday night and was captured tossing a water bottle out to an adoring fan in the audience amid the sweltering heat.
During her performance of All Too Well, Taylor grabbed the bottle from a helpful stagehand, sauntered over to the center of the stage and launched it into the crowd.
The viral fan video of the incident was captioned, ‘Taylor throwing a water bottle to a fan who needs help while singing All Too Well #RioTSTheErasTour.’
Hours later, it was revealed a concertgoer by the name of Ana Benevides, 23, had died at the show after fainting due to the brutal heat in the stadium that reached temperatures of over 100 Fahrenheit, according to local sources.
Swift was completely unaware of the tragedy as she performed and has since issued a statement expressing her devastation over Benevides’ death as well as her condolences to the young girl’s family.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@swifferupdates) November 18, 2023