Funds are being raised for the funeral costs of Andrew Hulburt, who was fatally attacked outside the House of Blues last week.
Kris Decklever, a childhood friend of Hulburt’s, started a GoFundMe campaign. The money will be used for transportation, burial and headstone expenses.
“Drew was the kindest person I had ever met,” Decklever wrote on the page. “Growing up he was everyone’s friend and one of my best friends.”
Hulburt, 47, was outside the club, 329 N. Dearborn St., when two men asked him for money around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago police said.
One of the men punched Hulburt, and officers later found him unresponsive on the sidewalk with a head injury. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of his death was awaiting further study.
“It was all very difficult. He was a very good son,” her mother, Anita Hulburt, told the Chicago Sun-Times.
There were no updates from investigators on the arrests.