Franco Patiño named among victims killed at Astroworld Festival

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Friday, November 12, 2021
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At least eight people died Friday night at a concert packed with an estimated 50,000 people at NRG Park. Press play to hear updates from local officials as investigations are underway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Franco Patiño was among the victims who died during Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 5, 2021.

The 21-year-old from Illinois was confirmed as one of the victims by administrators at the University of Dayton in Ohio, where he was majoring in mechanical engineering technology.

Patiño was described as a beloved friend, cousin, nephew, brother and son, who was loved by so many.

A visitation for Patiño will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville, Illinois. A funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at at Holy Spirit Catholic Community Church, 2003 Hassert Blvd., Naperville, Illinois.

According to Patiño's obituary, anyone who wishes to send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of the 21-year-old can visit Beidelman-Kunsch's website.