Bharti Shahani was a 22-year-old college senior who attended the Houston event with her sister and cousin. Bharti Shahani was one of many people hospitalized after attending Astroworld on Friday, November 5. Shahani reportedly did not show brain activity at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Bharti Shahani is the ninth person to die as a result of injuries suffered at Astroworld. The ages of the deceased range from 14 to 27, and a medical examiner is currently investigating the causes of death.
Travis Scott has released two statements following the tragedy, promising refunds to attendees. Drake, who performed with Scott as the crowd surged, also released a statement regarding Astroworld, writing, “My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.”
Travis Scott has said he will cover the funeral costs for the families of the nine people who died at the 2021 Astroworld Festival. Scott is also partnering with BetterHelp to offer one month of free therapy to people affected by the events of the festival, which officials declared a “mass casualty incident.”
Hundreds of people were injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday (November 5), and several were taken to hospitals. There were also reports of festival attendees suffering cardiac arrest.
Travis Scott is already facing at least 14 lawsuits related to Astroworld.