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22-year-old Bharti Shahani has died … making her the 9th casualty from Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival.
Shahani, who was a senior at Texas A&M University passed away Thursday after injuries sustained at the event Friday night in Houston … according to a family attorney.
As we had reported, Shahani had previously been declared brain dead, and was on a ventilator. She had gone to Astroworld with her sister and cousin, but the two got separated during a crowd surge. Bharti had reportedly suffered several heart attacks after the crowd crush and was rushed to a local hospital.
In an emotional press conference Thursday, a rep for Bharti’s family confirmed she was the woman in a video — obtained by TMZ — that was dropped on her head as she was carried out by first responders. The rep says they want justice for Bharti and her family … and for whoever put profits over safety to be held accountable.
Bharti marks the latest victim in the tragedy, and it’s possible more could come. As we reported, 9-year-old Ezra Blount is still hospitalized and fighting for his life. His family, with the help of civil rights attorney, Ben Crump, sued Travis and Live Nation for injuries they say were caused when Ezra was trampled.
Travis has vowed to pay for the funeral costs of the show’s victims and to provide mental health services to those impacted by the events.
A rep for Travis tells us, “Over the last week, Travis Scott and his team have been actively exploring routes of connection with each and every family affected by the tragedy through the appropriate liaisons. He is distraught by the situation and desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to them as soon as possible, but wants to remain respectful of each family’s wishes on how they’d best like to be connected.”
They continue, “To those families who would like to reach out directly to his team, please send an email to [email protected] where we will have a team on hand to assist.”