Taylor Swift emotionally performs ‘Bigger Than the Whole Sky’ after fan dies at Eras Tour concert in Brazil

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Taylor Swift returned to the stage in Brazil on Sunday after postponing her Saturday concert following the death of a fan amid high temperatures.

The “Cruel Summer” singer apparently acknowledged the death of concert attendee Ana Clara Benevides as rain poured down at the Estádio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Although the singer didn’t directly mention Benevides during her performance, fans speculated that the inclusion of her song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” was in memory of the student.

“Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / You were bigger than the whole sky” Swift sang while playing the piano.

“I’ve got a lot to live without / I’ll never meet / What could have been, would have been / What should have been you.”

In her surprise song, Swift performed “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” in an apparent tribute to her fan who died during Friday’s show.
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The pop star’s emotional moment at the rainy concert came after Benevides suffered a cardiac arrest during Friday’s show.

According to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo (via Hindustan Times), Benevides “fainted” just before the concert started and was “resuscitated at the stadium for about 40 minutes.”

The psychology student suffered a second cardiac arrest on the way to hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after.

Speaking to the media outlet, Benevides’ father said: “I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl. She was set to graduate with a degree in psychology next April, saving money.

Ana Clara Benevides died following a cardiac arrest.
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“I have no words to express my pain. She left home to fulfill a dream and returned dead.

Swift, 33, also released a statement regarding Benevides’ death.

“I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it’s with a broken heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight, before my show,” she wrote via her story Instagram Friday evening.

Supporters filled the stadium despite the pouring rain.
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“I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this.”


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After Benevides’ death, spectators denounced the dangerous conditions at the Grammy winner’s concert during a heatwave in Brazil.

An American man on the show said he saw another girl faint in front of him.

The rainy conditions were a stark contrast to the sweltering heat of Friday’s concert.
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At one point, Swift interrupted her set to help fans — who were chanting “water” — in the middle of the crowd.

“It’s really hot, so if anyone says they need water when it’s this hot, they really need it,” she said in a video posted to Twitter.

Even the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker herself was seen in a video gasping for air amid the sweltering heat.

Although Swift hasn’t directly addressed Benevides’ death on stage, she previously shared that she was “devastated” by the loss of a fan.

Less than 24 hours later, Swift decided to pull the plug and postpone the show from Saturday to Monday as fans lined up outside the stadium.

“I am writing this from my dressing room in the stadium. The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio,” she wrote via her Instagram story.

“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow artists and crew must always come first.”

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