Money is being raised for funeral expenses for Andrew Hulburt who was fatally attacked outside the House of Blues last week.
Kris Decklever, a childhood friend of Hulburt, has set up a GoFundMe campaign. The funds will be used for transportation, burial and headstone expenses.
“Drew was the kindest person I’d ever met,” Decklever wrote on the page. “Growing up he was a friend to everyone, and one of my best friends.”
Hulburt, 47, was outside the venue, 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 the victim, 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 pending further studies.
“It has all been very difficult. He was a very fine son,” his mother Anita Hulburt told the Sun-Times.
There were no updates on arrests from detectives, who were conducting a homicide investigation.