A second Taylor Swift fan has died after another died at her show this week (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
The 25-year-old, named Gabriel Milhomem Santos, was killed just hours after he attended Swift’s show at Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro this weekend.
According to reports, Santos was wearing a ‘Swifties’ friendship bracelet at the time he was knifed to death while resting on Copacabana beach in the early hours of Sunday morning (November 19).
It’s understood that he was with his two cousins and the three of them decided to go for a swim on the famous beach that night.
As per The Messenger, Santos had fallen asleep when he was approached by three men.
He woke up suddenly in the middle of the assault.
Gabriel Milhomem Santos was just 25 years of age (Picture: Facebook)
His family members have since said he will be laid to rest tomorrow in his hometown in the western state of Mato Gross do Sul.
In a loving but also heartbreaking tribute, he will be buried wearing the outfit he handmade specially for Swift’s concert.
Speaking to local media g1, his family said he was ‘fulfilling a dream’ by travelling from Belo Horizonte to see the Grammy winner’s show.
His loved ones described him as ‘cheerful, affectionate and extremely studious’.
‘Gabriel is an only child, he has always been by his mother’s side, even after he went to study in another state,’ they added.
The death of Santos is the second tragedy to strike Swift and her fanbase this week, as one fan died after falling ill at her concert.
He was fatally stabbed on a beach after attending the Eras Tour (Picture: CNN)
Aged just 23, Ana Clara Benevides was attended to by paramedics and taken to hospital, where she sadly died one hour later.
She fainted and, after being rushed away from the busy scene, is said to have suffered cardiorespiratory arrest.
Following the awful news, the youngster’s dad told the press: ‘I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl. She was about to graduate in Psychology in April, saving money. I have no words to express my pain. She left home to fulfill a dream and came back dead.’
‘I want it to be determined whether they were in fact prohibited from bringing water, whether there was negligence in providing assistance. I know that the singer was handing out water to her fans, and that is absurd for an event of this size.
‘Nothing will bring my daughter back, but I hope that, if negligence is confirmed, someone will be punished, so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.’
The Grammy winner is currently touring in Brazil (Picture: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Swift released a heartbreaking statement after the death of another fan (Picture: Instagram)
Indeed, there was outrage as fans were reportedly prohibited from taking water into the stadium, despite the raging heat.
Swift herself commented on the horrific turn of events, and proceeded to postpone her second show in Brazil to Monday due to ‘extreme heat’, which social media users noticed was taking its toll on her as well as she struggled to breathe while on stage.
Writing on social media after the death of her fan, the Anti-Hero hitmaker said: ‘I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is 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.
‘There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.’
Ana Clara Benevides, 23, died after fainting in the heat at a concert two days ago (Picture: Facebook)
She went on: ‘I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to think about it.
‘I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends.
Taylor concluded: ‘This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.’
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