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Taylor Swift fan died of heat exhaustion at Rio concert - report

Taylor Swift fan died of heat exhaustion at Rio concert - report
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The death of a Taylor Swift fan at a concert held in Rio de Janeiro last month was due to heat exhaustion, police have confirmed.

Ana Clara Benevides, 23, collapsed at the Nilton Santos Stadium on 17 November during a concert for Swift's Eras Tour and died hours later at a local hospital. Temperatures in the city that day had reached 40C.

A police report published on Wednesday said Ms Benevides suffered heat exhaustion that led to cardiovascular and respiratory issues, citing "alveolar haemorrhage and polyvisceral congestion caused by diffuse exposure to heat" as the official cause of death.

The report also confirmed that toxicological tests indicated no alcohol or drugs in Benevides' blood.

Many fans accused organisers at the time of failing to deliver enough water supplies for the more than 60,000 people attending the concert and said they had not been allowed to take their own water into the stadium.

Following the news of Benevides' death, Swift wrote on Instagram that she had a "shattered heart" and was "devastated".

The Cruel Summer singer postponed her second Rio concert the next day due to scorching heat, but went ahead with the remaining shows in Brazil.

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