The family of Rudy Pena, who was one of the eight victims from the Astroworld Fest held in Houston, Texas, has said that they have planned his funeral without help from rapper Travis Scott. They are also planning to establish a scholarship in his name after filing a case against the rapper.
Rosendo Alamaraz, the attorney of the Pena family, told TMZ that Rudy’s family wanted to establish a scholarship in his name at the Laredo College. Rudy was pursuing a major in criminal justice as he wished to become a Border Patrol agent; before his untimely death.
The family had raised $34,000 via a GoFundMe page. They are planning to use some of the money for the funeral expenses. The remaining funds will be available for the scholarship. The amount could be roughly around $20,000.
The Pena family is not waiting for Travis’ help, although he had said that he would bear the funeral expenses of all eight victims, according to reports from several outlets. They also said that they would be paying for everything themselves and were neither expecting nor waiting for help from the rapper.
Almaraz also told TMZ that they had received no official cause of death, as yet. The body has been released to his family. It appears as if he had been severely trampled upon, according to the attorney.
The Pena family had filed a lawsuit alleging that negligence and gross negligence were factors that contributed to Rudy’s death. They have named rapper Travis Scott as a defendant. They have their own attorney though 30 other victims have come together to file a case under a Houston attorney. The Pena family also said that their attorney and family members would most likely make a statement on Friday, when they will lay the young man to rest.
According to several reports by many outlets, there was a crush at the Astroworld musical festival held at the NRG Park in Houston, last Friday at about 9:15 p.m. Eight of the audience between the ages of 14 to 27 were killed and hundreds were injured.
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