The family of one of the deceased victims from Astroworld Fest is aiming to set up a scholarship in their loved one’s name — but not before taking Travis Scott to court first.
Rudy Peña was one of the 8 people who died Friday during the concert, and his family has plans to get a fund going in his honor to continue his legacy — and are hoping to do so at the college he was attending … so says their attorney, Rosendo Almaraz.
He tells us Rudy’s family wants to set up a scholarship at Laredo College, where Rudy was a student … studying to become a Border Patrol agent via a criminal justice major. Nothing’s set in stone yet though … but we’re told that’s their intention.
As for what will fund the scholarship they hope to create … it’d be leftover money from the $34k they raised via a GoFundMe for Rudy. We’re told some of that money is going toward funeral costs, and the rest will be earmarked for the scholarship fund — around $20k.
BTW, you read that correctly … the Peña family is already burying their son, and they’re doing it without the help of Travis because they say they haven’t heard from him … and aren’t holding their breath.
Of course, he said he’d cover the funeral expenses of those who perished — but the Peñas insist they’re paying for everything themselves … and aren’t expecting or waiting for any help.
We’re told no official cause of death is in for Rudy just yet — whose body was just released to his family — Almaraz says he appears to have been trampled badly.
One last thing … the Peña family has filed their own lawsuit already, and they have named Travis as a defendant. They’re alleging negligence and gross negligence directly contributed to Rudy’s death that night.