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Funeral held for Texas teen who died at Astroworld festival

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-14 14:13:22-05

HOUSTON (AP) — Brianna Rodriguez, who was killed as the crowd pushed toward the stage at Astroworld in Houston, was remembered by friends and family for her friendliness and love of dance.

At 16, she was among the youngest of the nine people who died at the music festival Nov. 5.

The Houston Chronicle reports that over 250 people gathered in Houston on Saturday for Rodriguez’s funeral. Her friend, 16-year-old Ariah Herrera, says she "was a friend to everybody.”

Rodriguez was with friends at the festival on Nov. 5 when the crowd surged during rapper Travis Scott’s performance, crushing many of his fans. Hundreds were treated for injuries sustained in the crush of bodies.

The funeral for another Houston teen who died at the concert, 14-year-old John Hilgert, is set for Wednesday.