CHICAGO (CBS) – The families of two Naperville friends killed in the Astroworld stampede in Houston have rejected rapper Travis Scott’s offer to pay the funeral costs.
Jake Jurinek and Franco Patino, both 21, were among 10 people killed following an intense crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the festival on November 5.
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About 55,000 people attended the festival.
Patino and Jurinek met at Naperville Elementary School and both graduated from Neuqua Valley High School; described by friends and educators as “great people” in a life lived with strong friendships.
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Patino was a senior at the University of Dayton, where he majored in mechanical engineering technology and minor in biomechanics of human movement.
Jurinek was a student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale studying advertising and journalism.
The families of the young men have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott and event planners, accusing them of not doing enough to prevent the deadly chaos.
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The family of Ezra Blount, 9, also rejects the offer of Scott, the youngest victim of AstroWorld. Blount’s family have said Scott bears some of the responsibility for what happened.