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Taylor Swift Donates $50k To Widowed Mother-of-five After Husband Dies of Covid-19

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Taylor Swift and her mother have donated $50,000 (£36,000) to a mother-of-five who lost her husband to coronavirus.


Theodis Ray Quarles, 48, of Memphis, Tennessee, died a week before Christmas, according to a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend.

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The page had a target of $50,000 to support Vickie Quarles and her five children and a donation of that amount was made in the name of Swift, 31, and her mother Andrea, 63.

The PA news agency confirmed the generous sum came from the singer and it has pushed up the total raised so far to more than 60,000 dollars (£44,000).

Responding to Swift’s donation, the organiser penned: ‘I would like to especially say thank you to Andrea and Taylor Swift for your thoughtfulness and generosity from our homestate of Tennessee.

‘I appreciate the sweet personal note, it warmed my heart.’

This is not the first time Swift, who won album of the year at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, has helped out those struggling during the pandemic.

Early in the health crisis, the pop superstar gave $3,000 (£2,200) each to a number of her devotees who had told of their financial problems on social media.

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In August, an aspiring mathematician who lives in London thanked Swift for making her ‘dreams come true’ after the singer donated £23,000 towards her university education.

In December, Swift donated an on-brand $13,000 (£9,500) each to two mothers experiencing difficulties due to the pandemic.

Swift, whose lucky number is 13, also shared messages on their respective GoFundMe pages after reading about their plights in a US newspaper.

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