Taylor Swift met with the family of Ana Clara Benevides prior to her show in São Paulo, Brasil on Sunday.
Benevides, 23, passed away after suffering cardiac arrest while attending Swift’s show in Rio de Janeiro earlier this month.
According to Brasil’s Folha de S.Paulo, after meeting with the singer, the family watched Sunday’s show from a VIP section.
Citing a source close to the singer, The Washington Post reports that Swift reached out to Benevides’ family in the days following her death and made a donation to her parents.
Benevides had reportedly been at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for more than eight hours when she began to feel unwell. Temperatures in Rio de Janeiro that day were in the high 90s, and the concert’s promoter did not allow outside water bottles to be brought inside of the venue.
In a statement addressing Benevides’ passing posted to social media, Swift wrote: I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it’s with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show.”
“I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this,” she continued. “There’s very little information I have other than the fact she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.”
Swift also paid tribute to Benevides with a tearful performance of “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” during a subsequent show in Rio de Janeiro.
📷| Taylor with Ana Benevidez’ family before the final show in São Paulo tonight pic.twitter.com/TnY0Ak8DzH
— Taylor Swift Updates (@swifferupdates) November 27, 2023