LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Over 200 people showed up on Thursday night to remember a young man who was part of the local art and music community.
Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Batey passed away last Saturday.
Batey who was a musician and actor played a huge role in the arts community.
Many showed up at Laredo’s Poetry Slam to pay their respects to the young musician.
Batey’s family is allowing their son’s love for the arts to live on by working with the community and schools to create different scholarships for those who want to enter the arts.
A memorial service will be held for Robert Batey until nine Friday evening at Hernandez Lopez and Sons Funeral Chapel.