These are the Travis Scott Astroworld victims who died in the Concert Crush

A 14-year-old baseball fan, a high school teenager who loved to dance, and an engineering student were among the eight people who died Friday at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston.

Franco Patino, 21, was a student at the University of Dayton in Naperville, Illinois. The college confirmed the death of the mechanical engineer to the local station WHIO. He was a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the fraternity Alpha Psi Lambda. On social media, Patino joked with advanced calculus equations and often praised his “Dayton Family”.

Patino’s mother told Washington Post that authorities said her son’s “heart stopped” after he was crushed by the crowd.

Patino’s friend, Jacob Jurinek, also died at the event. Jurinek was a student at Southern Illinois University and pursued a career in digital design.

“It’s a terrible loss, he was an amazing child,” his father, Ron, told The Daily Beast on Sunday, before saying the family was too sad to continue speaking.

His social media profiles showed a passion for drawing, digital art, video editing and hip-hop music. “I’m currently making the photoshopped posters and social media banners for athletics at siu, and hopefully one day I can take what I know and make a business out of designing, whether it’s cool graphic t -shirts, “he wrote in March.

A high school in Houston also issued a statement Saturday in which it said one of its students, a 9th grader, had been killed. ABC13 identified the boy as 14-year-old John Hilgert. The letter from Memorial High School reads: “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and to his friends and our staff at Memorial. This is a terrible loss and the entire MHS family is mourning today.”

Tracy Faulkner, whose son Hendrix went to Astroworld and was a friend of Hilgert, told Houston Chronicle that he was “a good student and athlete and so polite. He was the sweetest and wisest young man.”

“Everything about that night was a tragedy,” she added.

Another victim, barely older than Hilgert, was 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez, whose family confirmed to People that she was among the dead. In a GoFundMe post dedicated to Rodriguez, the family noted that the “beautiful, lively” high school juniors’ passion was “dancing, and now she’s dancing her way to the pearly gates of heaven.

Rudy Peña, a man from Laredo, Texas, also died in the tragedy. His family confirmed his death to the local news media Laredo Morning Times. They discovered that he was dead around noon. 12.30

His sister Jennifer Peña told LMT: “My brother was the sweetest person, kind, outgoing, he had many friends because he was always there for everyone. Yes, he was a big fan of Travis, he loved his music.”

Peña appeared to have recently celebrated her 23rd birthday on social media.

Houston officials said the victims ranged from 14 to 27. However, the eighth victim has not yet been identified.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences on Saturday released a photo of the man in hopes that someone might be able to identify him. He is believed to be in his early 20s, with short black or dark brown wavy hair, a light mustache with a distinct goatee and was wearing white Nike sneakers in size 11. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 498 pounds .

Two dozen people, including a 10-year-old boy, were hospitalized, and on-site doctors treated more than 300 people.

On Saturday night, Scott spoke about his anxiety over the deaths on his Instagram stories and is “we are actually working right now to identify the families so we can help them through this hard time.”

He added, “every time I can find out something is going on, I stop the show and get them the help they need … I could never have imagined that something similar would just happen.”

Participants told The Daily Beast that the festival seemed poorly organized. Fans were squeezed in so tightly that they could not breathe, and doctors in the minority were quickly flooded as lifeless bodies were pulled out of the crowd. Some doctors did not know how to administer CPR or take pulses, said concertgoer Madeline Eskins.

Other fans had complained about the festival and even informed the event staff about the deadly chaos while it was happening, but most of the staff ignored their prayers. Another participant described the feeling of the giant crowd as “like drowning in quicksand.”

As the large crowd streamed forward under Scott’s set, many were trampled or lost consciousness after struggling to breathe.

Although first aiders were on site at 9:30, minutes after the “mass accident began,” Scott’s set did not end until 40 minutes later. The rapper, who noticed an emergency vehicle in the crowd before continuing his performance, said he was “absolutely devastated by what happened last night.”


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