Astroworld Victim Danish Baig, 27, Died ‘Trying to Save’ His Fiancée: ‘He Just Started His Life’.
“We just want prayers for him,” Ammar Baig tells PEOPLE of his brother Danish Baig, who died in the mass casualty incident at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Friday.
Mirza Danish Baig, one of the eight victims of the mass casualty incident that took place Friday night at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, died trying to save his fiancée Olivia Swingle.
“He managed to get it to where she was able to get out,” Danish’s brother Ammar Baig tells PEOPLE of the 27-year-old, who was separated from Olivia, 25, amid the chaos.
“Somehow, the ambulance managed to get to her and then, by the time they got to my brother, they tried resuscitating him. And they said that before they got to the hospital, he couldn’t make it.”
Ammar, 29, describes the scene as recounted by their younger brother Basil Baig, who was also in attendance at Friday’s concert.
Astroworld Danish Baig Story
“People started hitting them, people started hitting his fiancée, started [doing] a lot of things to her. She’s bruised up, and he was trying to save her,” he says, adding: “And no one there was there to help him.”
Danish and Olivia, who both worked at AT&T, where he was a district manager, traveled from Dallas to Houston after months of planning to see Scott, 30, and other artists in concert.
“He would always take care of his fiancée. He would always get her whatever she wants. They would always have goals, plans, all these things he had in his mind for them,” Ammar says of the couple. “He just started his life.”
“We just want prayers for him,” Ammar adds, while on his way to Danish’s funeral.
Astroworld Victim Danish Baig Died at 27
Ammar fondly remembers his late brother as a Dallas Cowboys fan, a gamer and a music lover, who would record in a studio he had in his house. An auto enthusiast, he planned to rent a Lamborghini for his 28th birthday, which was just days away.
“He had a huge heart. He would take care of everybody,” Ammar says. “He was basically the center that would bring everyone together. He was the funny one, the goofy one, the outgoing one. Our brothers and sisters have our own personalities, but he was the glue to it all.”
Danish, the middle child of five siblings, moved with his family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Texas when he was a baby. Coming from a close-knit family, their mom taught him to make chicken tikka and beef boti, as he was known for “making a lot of good barbecue.”
Above all, Danish was someone who cared for others, especially his parents. “He was going to buy a house for my dad and my mom at the end of this month, and he’s not going to be there to get the house for them,” Ammar says through tears.