The family of Ana Clara Benevides Machado attended the final Eras Tour show in Rio de Janiero, Brazil after her passing at a previous concert.
Swift, 33, invited the loved ones, including father Weiny Machado, to her final Brazil tour stop in São Paulo, a source close to Swift confirms to PEOPLE.
— Update Swift Brasil (@updateswiftbr) November 27, 2023
The 23-year-old fan died on November 17th ahead of Swift’s concert at Estadio Nilton Santos. The attendee felt unwell at the Rio venue and was attended to by first responders before being transferred to a nearby hospital where she tragically died.
At Swift’s Sunday show, just nine days after Benevides Machado’s death, the late fan’s family watched the singer from a VIP tent as captured via fan videos.
The group of five family members wore matching shirts with Benevides Machado’s face on them during the show, as well as when they met Swift beforehand and posted photos with her.
After learning of the death on November 17th, Swift shared the following message on her Instagram story.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it’s with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” the singer began. “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There’s very little information I have other than the fact she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.”
The “Cruel Summer” singer went on to say that she would not be able to talk about the death during the concerts.
“I’m not going to be able to speak about this from the stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it,” she wrote. “I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my heart goes out to her family and friends.”
“This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil,” she added.
After the death of his daughter, Weiny, 53, told a Brazilian outlet “I lost my only daugther, a happy and intelligent girl.”
“She was about to graduate in psychology next April, saving money,” Weiny said. “I have no words to express my pain. She left home to fulfill a dream and came back dead.”
According to the outlet, fans at the November 19th show claimed that they were not given any water while waiting in line for the concert even though the singer had postponed her November 18th show due to extreme heat.
In the same interview, the father also went on to say he wanted to have an investigation if fans were able to bring water into the venue on the day his daughter died.
“I want to know if it’s true that they are prohibited from bringing water and neglected to provide assistance,” he told the outlet.
Time for Fun, the company that organized Swift’s Brazil shows — and announced Benevides Machado’s death — is now under investigation.