Two days after a fan collapsed after suffering a heart attack during singer Taylor Swift's concert in Brazil, a 25-year-old man who had travelled to Rio de Janeiro to attend the singer's world tour was stabbed to death, according to Brazilian media reports.
Gabriel Milhomem Santos was killed on Sunday morning after attending the concert. He was still wearing a "Swifties" bracelet on his wrist when he was found dead. The "Shake it Off" singer was performing in the Brazilian city as part of her Eras Tour, which has already been attended by hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.
According to police reports, the young man had dozed off on Copacabana beach, along with his cousins, when three men attacked them in an attempt to rob them. One of them allegedly stabbed Santos. The knife used was a kitchen knife, but with a large blade. The suspects took a vehicle key and two mobile phones. Two of the robbers were later arrested for stealing... 80 chocolate bars, but they were released soon after.
In a statement to the G1 news portal, the victim's family reported that Gabriel was a fan of the singer and that he was fulfilling a dream by traveling to see her concert. He was described as a "cheerful, affectionate and extremely studious" young man.
Another Death Previously
This is terrible news as the singer had already spoken out after the accidental death of one of her fans in the queue at the concert on Friday. She said she was "heartbroken." The star Taylor Swift herself announced the death of this young woman, who was supposed to come to see her during a concert she was giving in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) the same evening.
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In an Instagram story, Taylor Swift paid tribute to the victim: "I can't even tell you how devastated I am." "She was incredibly beautiful and way too young. I won't be able to talk about it on stage because I feel overwhelmed with grief at the mere thought of talking about it," she continued in the text posted on social media.
A few hours later, the American star explained that he had finally postponed his second concert scheduled for Saturday night in Rio. "The safety and well-being of my fans, other artists, and technicians must always be a priority," Swift said in another Instagram post as temperatures flirted with 60C over the weekend.
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"I'm writing this from my dressing room in the stadium. The decision has been made to postpone tonight's show due to extreme temperatures in Rio. The safety and well-being of my fans, other artists and the team must come first and always will come first."