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Travis Scott to pay for funeral service of fans who died at his show

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Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Rapper Travis Scott and his team have released a statement saying that he will cover the funeral costs of all eight fans who died while attending his show on Friday.

“Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved,” the statement reads. “These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.”

Additionally, organizers of Astroworld shows reported that they will be issuing full refunds to all ticket holders whether they attended Friday’s show or expected to attend Saturday’s cancel.

According to the report, Travis Scott took the stage around 9:00 p.m. on Friday. Authorities say about 30 minutes into the show, they began to receive the first reports of injured concertgoers.

Eight people were pronounced dead either at the scene or at area hospitals while several others received injuries ranging from minor to severe.

Victims were identified as John Hilgert, 14 ,  Rodolfo Peña, 23 , Axel Acosta, 21 , Brianna Rodriguez, 16, Danish Baig, 27 , Franco Patino, 21, Jacob Jurinek, 20, and  Madison Dubiski, 23. Per daily mail.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told CNN that they are conducting an investigation into the concert.