British Columbia Sun

Families reject Travis Scott’s proposal to pay for funerals

Key takeaways: 

  • 10 people dead following a mob rush during Scott’s concert the previous month.
  • Many families of the 10 people who died from wounds in the crush of fans at the festival have refused a proposal by headliner Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral expenses.

Travis Scott’s funeral was refused by their families: 

Various families of the 10 people who died from wounds in a bulky mob rush at the Astroworld Festival have rejected a proposal by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral expenses.

Attorneys for the families of four of the victims stated Tuesday that they got a letter from Scott’s lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, in which the proposal was presented.

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In a letter sent Nov. 24 to the attorneys for the family of nine-year-old Ezra Blount, Petrocelli stated Scott continued his “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Ezra’s father, Treston Blount, and Scott had needed to reach out individually “but does not wish to impose on Mr Blount’s privacy during his time of grieving.” Source – cbc.ca

Ezra was the most youthful person to die from injuries suffered during Scott’s performance at the sold-out festival on Nov. 5 that was attended by 50,000 people. The others who died varied in age from 14 to 27. Several 300 people were treated at the festival site and 13 were hospitalized.

“Travis is ravaged by the disaster that happened at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were wounded. Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community,” Petrocelli addressed. Source – cbc.ca

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