The Houston Chronicle reports that one of the eight people killed at the Astroworld Festival was an advertising and marketing major at the University of Mississippi.
Her friends described her to the Chronicle as “too glam to give a damn.” She loved pink, and she was a varsity cheerleader at her high school, from which she graduated in 2017.
According to reports, Madison Dubiski and her younger brother, Ty Dubiski went to the festival together.
During Houston-born rapper Travis Scott’s act, the siblings got separated. Social media posts tell a story of Ty holding Madison’s hand, trying to pull her to safety, but he lost his grip and she disappeared into the crowd.
The avid Houston Astros fan was one of 50,000 fans at the event when the crowd surged the main stage on Saturday.
Fans who were there at the time said the crowd was packed so tightly that they could not breathe or move their arms.
“Everyone was passing out around you, and everyone was trying to help each other. But you just couldn’t move. You couldn’t do anything. You can’t even pick your arms up,” a high school senior in the crowd told reporters.
Travis Scott posted a statement on Twitter saying, “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.
“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG park for their immediate response and support. Love you all.”