Families Of Young Naperville Men Killed At Astroworld Festival Reject Offer By Travis Scott To Pay Funeral Expenses – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) The families of two Naperville friends killed during the Astroworld onslaught in Houston have turned down rapper Travis Scott’s offer to pay the funeral expenses.
Jake Jurinek and Franco Patino, both 21 years old, were among the 10 people who were killed by an intense crowd during Scott’s performance at the festival on November 5th.
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About 55,000 people attended the festival.
Patino and Jurinek met in Naperville Elementary School and both graduated from Neuqua Valley High School; Described by friends and educators alike as “great personalities” in a life of strong friendships.
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Patino was a senior at the University of Dayton, majoring in mechanical engineering and a minor in biomechanics of human movement.
Jurinek was a junior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, studying advertising and journalism.
The young men’s families have brought wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott and the organizers, accusing them of not doing enough to prevent the deadly chaos.
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Scott’s offer is also turned down by the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount – AstroWorld’s youngest victim. Blount’s family said Scott was partly responsible for what happened.