Swift's father dies after Taylor Swift concert, details son's hero's 'final act'

Swifts are mourning one of their own. Jacob Lewis died in a suspected drunk driving accident in the early hours of April 22 after attending Taylor Swift's Eras tour concert in Houston. In a post on Facebook, his father Steve detailed the "final act" of his 20-year-old son's heroics, explaining that Jacob was driving home from a concert with his sister when their car started error occured. Lewis was struck while trying to push the vehicle to a nearby exit and "died at the scene." "His final act was pushing his sister to safety on a dark street," his father wrote. "There are no words to describe the gravity of this loss and the void left in our hearts."

Bustle reached out to Swift representatives for comment but did not immediately receive a response. As Steve told KHOU, the driver apparently left his car to help Lewis' sister, April Bancroft, get him out from under the car and then "saw what was going on and got in the car Left." A tow truck driver followed the alleged drunken driver until he was "taken into custody," according to the Houston Police Department. Alan Bryant Hayes, 34, was charged with failure to stop to render aid and driving while intoxicated. Bancroft suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover.

Steve Lewis/Facebook

Lewis' mother, Karyn, also paid tribute to her son on Facebook, writing about his love of music, video games, comic books and reading, and saying he had just been accepted into Sam Houston State University's musical theater program. "He was the best son a mother could ask for," she wrote. "He's always willing to help, tolerates my tendency to take things too far sometimes, and fills my days with joy. He's my baby and so much like me. A true mama's boy, but he loves it!"

Following his death, Lewis and the Houston Pokemon community his father was involved in banded together to set up an official GoFundMe page. Swifties have donated $13 to his behalf, and as of press time, the fundraiser is approaching its goal of $60,000.

Bancroft told another local news outlet that she was extremely grateful to have shared Swift's concert as their final moments together. "It's a beautiful thing to know that that experience is our last memory and something I will always remember," she told KTRK.

Lewis' last tweet was a video of him and his sister posing in a Capitol One elevator during Swift's performance. "Not much going on right now," he wrote, pointing to the singer's famous "22" T-shirt.