The recent death of a fan at one of Taylor Swift’s concerts in Brazil has left the singer’s Thanksgiving plans uncertain. Ana Clara Benevides, 23, passed away due to a health incident at the concert venue, with the cause of death listed as cardiorespiratory arrest, according to the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.
The unexpected tragedy has deeply affected Taylor Swift, throwing her holiday plans into limbo. A source shared with Page Six, “She doesn’t know her holiday plans yet. The Brazil concerts… She is devastated about a fan dying. The weather is extreme. It’s a mess she didn’t expect. It’s been a traumatic experience. It’s been a lot. She is going to decide today.”
Initially, there were reports that Taylor planned to return to the United States for Thanksgiving, and there were even rumors of spending the holiday with Travis Kelce. However, the latest information suggests that she will make a decision after her concert on Monday night, November 20. The source mentioned that traveling “could end up being too much” or she “could want to come home” to be with loved ones.
Taylor Swift paid tribute to Ana Clara Benevides during her return to the stage in Brazil after postponing a show. She sang the track “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” in a heartfelt tribute, expressing her sorrow over the loss. Taylor had previously expressed her devastation over Ana’s death on social media, noting that she felt overwhelmed by grief and unable to address the incident from the stage.
The situation has been compounded by the intense heat wave in Rio de Janeiro, where Taylor has been performing. A video circulating online shows Taylor appearing to struggle to breathe during a performance, possibly exacerbated by the extreme temperatures. Despite the challenges, Taylor remains deeply affected by the loss of a fan and is navigating the emotional aftermath as she decides on her holiday plans.