News December 16, 2021
Astroworld Victims’ Cause of Death Revealed
A month after the Astroworld tragedy in Houston, new details have been released about the victims.
According to the medical examiner, the 10 victims who were killed at the music festival died of “compression asphyxia,” TMZ reports.
One victim had a deadly combination of cocaine, methamphetamine, and ethanol as a contributing factor in their death.
The news comes just days after the Astroworld stage was torn down.
Earlier this month, rapper Travis Scott spoke out about the tragedy. In an extensive interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he revealed, “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional roller coaster.”
“It gets so hard because I always feel connected to my fans, and I went through something and my fans went through something and people’s parents went through something and it really hurts,” Scott continued. “It really hurts the community, it hurts the city. It’s just been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”
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Scott noted that he decided to do the interview since he “needed just a way to communicate.”
As for when he knew that there were casualties at the music festival, Travis said, “It wasn’t really until minutes until the press conference [after the show] that I figured out what happened. Even after the show, you’re just kind of hearing things, but I didn’t know the exact details. And even at that moment, you’re like, ‘Wait, what?’ You just went through something.”
There were reports that some fans were screaming for Travis to stop the concert. He claimed, “It’s so crazy because I’m that artist, too — anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show, you want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. Anytime I could see anything like that, I did. I stopped it a couple of times to just make sure everybody was okay. And I really just go off the fans’ energy as a collective — call and response. I just didn’t hear that.”
Following the tragedy, Scott offered to pay for funeral expenses to victims of the tragedy. Some of the victims’ families rejected his offer. He said, “All things are understandable. At a time where they’re grieving and trying to find understanding and they want answers. It’s not about that. I’m always gonna be here to want to help them. I got to continue to show up for that.”
Scott’s lawyer Edwin F. McPherson recently spoke to “Extra’s” Rachel Lindsay about the headlines surrounding the rapper. Watch.