Astroworld Festival Victims’ Deaths Ruled As Accident Due to Asphyxiation

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that all victims at the Astroworld Festival died of “compression asphyxia.” 

According to the National Library of Medicine, compression asphyxia occurs when air is cut off from the body due to external pressure.

One of the victims, Danish Baig’s cause of death was asphyxiation but with a contributory cause of combined toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol.


Rodolfo Peña, Madison Dubiski, Franco Patino, Jacob Jurinek, John Hilgert, Axel Acosta, Briana Rodriguez, Bharti Shahani and 9-year-old Ezra Blount also died at the festival.

“The medical examiner’s findings confirm Bharti’s family’s worst fears,” Lassiter said. “Their beloved daughter’s last living moments were surely marked with suffering, panic, and terror. It’s a horrific, inescapable image that no parent should have to endure. But that is the sad reality for the Shahanis and the nine other families that received this terrible news.”

Travis Scott is facing billions of dollars in lawsuits.

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