Travis Scott Astroworld victims' cause of death revealed as accidental asphyxia after all ten were crushed in crowd

TRAVIS Scott Astroworld victims cause of death was revealed as accidental asphyxia after all ten were crushed by the crowd.

The cause of death for the ten victims comes over a month after the Houston tragedy.

According to the medical examiner, all ten victims died of "compression asphyxia."

The report states each victim was pronounced dead at local hospitals.

One of the ten victims had "contributory cause" to his death, a combination of "toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol.

Those who tragically lost their lives include John Hilgert, 14, Franco Patino, 21, Jake Jurinek, 20, Danish Baig, 27, Brianna Rodriguez, 16, Axel Acosta, 21, Rudy Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, Bharti Shahani, 22, and Ezra Blount, nine.

The crowd is said to have surged towards the stage while Scott was performing at the third annual Astroworld music festival at NRG Park in Houston on November 5.

A crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event, which sold out within an hour of tickets going live in May 2021.

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Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9.15pm, sparking panic.

People in the crowd were reportedly begging the rapper and his team to stop the show, as it was difficult to move or breathe.

Video footage from the event shows emergency vehicles driving through the crowd, and attendees have continued to share their experiences online.

At least 25 additional people were transported to the hospital at the time.


Scott is since facing numerous lawsuits following the disaster at The Astroworld festival show, accused of "inciting mayhem".

Texas-based attorney Thomas J. Henry filed a lawsuit against Kylie Jenner's baby daddy and others involved on behalf of all of the Astroworld victims.

Henry stated: “The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk.”

In an interview with Hollywood Life, Henry claimed the injuries his clients sustained after the Astroworld crowd surge ranged from heart attacks, brain injuries to broken bones, extensive bruising, and bleeding. 

The attorney said: “Those who were injured are still very traumatized because they had to step over dead bodies.

“The crushing effect was so heavy and so hard. They couldn’t breathe. They couldn’t get out.”

He filed the lawsuit against parties such as Scott, Apple Music, Live Nation, NRG Stadium, and guest performer Drake.

Two security guards who worked at the Astroworld festival also filed a lawsuit, claiming they sustained injuries.


In a message released on Twitter, Scott expressed how devastated he was by what took place at his festival.

He assured fans that he is "praying for the families and everyone impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival".

The rapper described the festival in Houston, Texas, as an “emotional roller coaster” in his first interview after the horrifying events.

Scott claimed he was unaware of the deaths at his Astroworld gig until after his set.

The rapper told Charlamagne Tha God that he only learned of the deaths just “minutes before the press conference” held by local cops.

"It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something. And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city," he said.

“It’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving,” the rapper said. “Just trying to wrap my head around it. I really just want to be there. Wish you could just hold everyone, talk to them, have conversations.”

“It hurts,” he added.

During the hour-long sit-down interview, Charlamagne Tha God asked why the concert continued for another 40 minutes after officials declared it was a mass casualty event.

“They told me, right after the guests get on stage, we’re gonna end the show. And that’s what we did. Other than that, there was no communication," Scott said.

“They didn’t say, 'Stop now?'” Charlamagne Tha God asked.

“No,” Scott replied.

Scott was also quizzed about “raging” culture and if that had in some way contributed to the crush.

“Nah, it’s something I’ve been working on for a while of just creating these experiences… as artists, we trust professionals to make sure that if things happen, people leave safely,” he said. “In concerts, we’ve grown it to be an experience of having fun, not harm. It’s about letting go and having fun.”

Scott also admitted he felt some responsibility over the devastating tragedy.

"I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here. I have a responsibility to figure out the solution," he said. "Hopefully this takes a first step for us as artists, having more insight about what’s going on."

Scott had previously offered to pay for all the funerals of the victims but it has been rejected by some of the families.

The family of Blount, 9, the youngest victim, were among those to reject the offer.

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