Families of two victims of tragedy at Astroworld festivals settle lawsuits against Travis Scott

Ten people died Friday at Travis Scott’s music festival in Houston, Texas, with victims ranging in age from 9 to 27.

John Hilgert, 14 years old

John Hilgert, 14 years old

John Hilgert, of Hunters Creek Village, was identified Saturday by Memorial High School officials as one of the fatalities from the concert, where he was a freshman.

Hilgert attended the concert on Friday with his longtime friend Robby Hendrix, 15.

Henrdix’ mother, Tracy Faulkner, bought her son’s ticket for his birthday and “ends up regretting the decision.”

“Everything about that night was a tragedy,” Faulkner told the… Houston Chronicle. “They were both in the same place at the same time, and one came home and one we’ll never see.”

She said that Hilgret and Hendrix had known each other for years and played football together.

“John was a good student and athlete and so polite. He was the sweetest and smartest young man,” she said.

Brianna Rodriguez, 16 years old

Brianna Rodriguez, 16 years old

Brianna Rodriguez was a dancer and junior in high school. On Saturday, her family confirmed that she was one of the eight victims.

A GoFundMe account set up by her family described her as a “beautiful, vibrant 16-year-old.”

“Dancing was her passion and now she dances her way to the pearly gates of heaven.”

Jacob Jurinek, 20

Jacob Jurinek was attending the concert with his best friend Franco Patino when both were trampled to death. The couple grew up in the same town of Naperville in Illinois.

A friend named Ana Lissa Marie was distraught at the death of Jurinek, who studied art and media at Southern Illinois University, and had traveled to Houston with Patino to celebrate Jurinek’s birthday.

“I lost all respect for Travis Scott,” she tweeted.

“What happened was absolutely disgusting. RIP to all those who lost their lives. For Jacob Jurinek, you will be missed lad. thanks for all the laughter.

“My condolences go out to all the families who lost their lives.”

Other victims included University of Dayton student Franco Patino (right), 21, who was attending the event with his best friend, 20-year-old Jacob Jurinek, when both were trampled.

Franco Patino, 21 years old

The University of Dayton confirmed to DailyMail.com that student Franco Patino of Naperville, Illinois, attended the concert in Houston on Friday.

The mechanical engineering major was involved in several on-campus extracurricular activities and most recently worked in a co-op program in Mason, Ohio.

University President Eric F Spina expressed his condolences and prayers for Patino’s loved ones and the campus community.

Patino’s fraternity, Alpha Psi Lambda, also extended condolences to his friends and family.

“It is with a heavy heart that Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. announces that our brother, Franco ‘Cuauhocelotl’ Patino, has transferred to Omega Chapter,” the organization wrote on Facebook.

“Our condolences to his family, friends, Alpha Nu Chapter and all who share in this loss. May his memory be eternal.’

The college senior joined the University of Dayton division of the fraternity last year.

Patino (left) and Jurinek grew up in the same town in Illinois and were best friends

Axel Acosta, 21

Edgar Acosta held a press conference Monday with Texas attorney Tony Buzbee to announce that he had filed suit over the death of his son Axel Acosta, who had traveled from Washington to attend the festival — his first concert.

Axel Acosta, 21

“They have to change things in this kind of event,” he said.

‘Today it was me. I lost my son. It could have been you,” Acosta said.

“If you send your child to have fun because someone else doesn’t give it the right… I don’t know, I can explain. The right security.

‘Because it’s not the first time he’s at major events, is it?

“You can go to Disneyland and have fun. You can go to a baseball game and have fun. Because they have the right security, the right people, some people who help the injured.

‘It is hard to explain.’

Related Post

Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pena, 23

Peña, of Laredo, Texas, died of cardiac arrest after being injured during the show.

He was a medical assistant and criminal justice with aspirations to become a model and dreamed of one day becoming a US Border Patrol agent.

“What happened last weekend is a direct result of what happens when the pursuit of financial gain and fame takes precedence over protecting the lives of innocents,” Almaraz Law Firm, which represents the Peñas, said in a statement.

“It’s a testament to the current state of live events and the greed that is rampant in this industry.

“No one should feel unsafe enjoying something they love, and unfortunately this is exactly what happened.

“We pledge to work diligently and responsibly to bring justice to the Peña family and to all those affected, and we will not rest until these voices are heard loud and clear.

“We will speak to responsible parties and fight to ensure that something positive comes out of this unmitigated disaster. Something has to change. Something will change.’

Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pena, 23

Madison Dubiski, 23

Madison Dubiski of Cypress, Texas, was the eighth and final victim identified Monday.

The former Ole Miss student was snatched in the wave to her brother Ty, who was trying to pull her to safety, and disappeared into the crowd.

Dubiski attended the University of Mississippi between 2016 and 2017 and worked in advertising and marketing. She attended Cy-Fair High School, where she was a cheerleader for Varsity and a member of the National Charity League, a community service for mothers and their middle and high school daughters.

Friends said her mother Michelle was her best friend and she was very close to Ty, who graduated from Cy-Fair in 2019.

Madison Dubiski, 23

Danish Baig, 27

Basil Mirza Baig took to Facebook on Saturday to announce that his brother, Danish Baig, also died in Astroworld.

“My brother died in this horrific event that was mismanaged and controlled by such horrible people,” Baig wrote.

“People were trampled, walked and stamped. My brother tried to save my sister-in-law from these horrible deeds that were done to her while he lost his life.’

Baig described Danish as a beautiful soul who put everyone for themselves.

“Last night he showed his courageous act to save my sister-in-law from the horrible things that were done. I am lost in words and in true trauma of this event,” he added.

“I was there and couldn’t save my brother. People were pushing and pulling and didn’t care about anyone’s life.’

Baig also accused the rapper of causing chaos by “calling people to the stage to jump into the crowd” and “not stopping the show.”

“This isn’t the end,” Baig warned. “My family and I will do everything we can to make sure he is brought to justice.”

Danish Baig, 27

Bharti Shahani, 22

Bharti Shahani, a senior at Texas A&M, died of injuries sustained at Astroworld

Shahani, a senior from Texas A&M, was seriously injured in Astroworld and on a ventilator at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she was taken after the concert.

She was pronounced brain dead and was taken off the ventilator shortly afterwards. She was the ninth person to die from the influx of people.

It was the first festival Shahani had ever attended, her family said.

Her family’s lawyer, James Lassitier, said, “Bharti was a shining star in the community.”

“She was a sister, a daughter, a high-achieving college student about to graduate from Texas A&M University with high, high grades.”

Ezra Blount, 9

Blount was the tenth – and youngest – person to die from injuries sustained at Astroworld Festival.

He had been trampled during the concert, placed in an artificial coma and on a ventilator for a week before succumbing to his injuries.

The boy had spent the concert on the shoulders of his father, Treston Blount.

Treston passed out from lack of oxygen and once we regained consciousness he couldn’t find his son.

By the time the father-son couple reunited, Blount was suffering from swelling in his brain and “trauma in almost all organs.”

Ezra Blount (right) and his father, Treston Blount (left), are pictured at Astroworld


Recent Posts

Princess of Wales looks radiant in blue on first solo US tour engagement at Harvard

The Princess of Wales put on a classy show for US royal fans today as…

10 mins ago

There are no losers in the colonial tragedy game of blame

A video of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni denouncing French economic imperialism in Africa, taken…

16 mins ago

Graeme Smith believes that SA20 will bring an end to South Africa’s racial inequality World Cup wait

Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher hope SA20, South Africa's new franchise T20 competition, will help…

27 mins ago

Rebuilding the Dodgers – A Guide for a Successful Offseason: A Guide for a 111-Win team

Zachary D. RymerDecember 2, 2022Rebuilding the Dodgers: A 111-Win Team's Guide to a Successful Offseason0…

30 mins ago

British director of film, 36, killed by drunk driver while crossing Los Angeles street.

A British film director was 'catapulted into the air' and killed by a suspected drunk…

30 mins ago

Some images were ‘misleading’: FIFA defends VAR decision over Japan goal

Sign up for free Miguel Delaney's Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inboxSign…

34 mins ago