A Texas man who was among eight killed Friday at the Astroworld Festival in Houston was called a hero by his family who said he died trying to save his fiancée as the crowd surged toward the stage to watch rapper Travis Scott perform.
The family of Danish Baig, 27, of Euless, asked everyone to pray for their loved one during his funeral Sunday in Colleyville in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
"He died saving his fiancée. He died trying to save the love of his life," his brother Basil said, according to video of the funeral obtained by KHOU-TV.
The festival disaster unfolded Friday as the crowd surged toward the stage for headliner Travis Scott's performance. Some of those in attendance said they felt their chests being crushed and were being suffocated under a mass of people as the crowd pressed closer to the stage.