The 9-year-old boy who was trampled at Astroworld Fest and left combating for his life has sadly died from his accidents — making him the tenth demise from the competition.
Ezra Blount handed away Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital, after being on life help since Friday, November 5, when he was among the many tons of who had been injured throughout Travis Scott‘s headlining present.
The household’s lawyer, Ben Crump, tells TMZ, “The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”
The child was in attendance along with his father, who’s reported to have lifted his son up onto his shoulders as soon as the gang surge grew to become insufferable. Unfortunately, Ezra’s father handed out in the course of the ordeal … leaving younger Ezra to fall to the bottom throughout the chaos … and be subjected to being crushed on by the panicked crowd round them.
He sustained severe bodily hurt — ones that left him with extreme swelling of the mind and inside bleeding … and since then, his household has been hoping he’d be capable to recuperate.
Ezra’s grandfather gave a heartbreaking interview to ABC13 in Houston … recounting his son and grandson’s harrowing expertise at the competition. He did not appear to put a lot blame at Travis’ ft, per se — however fairly, mentioned police and safety ought to’ve stepped in.
Like we mentioned … Ezra had been hospitalized for the reason that horrific occasion, and was ultimately positioned in a medically induced coma — with the hope that he would be capable to heal sufficient to realize consciousness once more … however that by no means occurred.
As we reported … civil rights lawyer Ben Crump was employed by the household and already filed a lawsuit alleging negligence on the components of a number of events — together with Travis himself, Live Nation and others concerned in organizing the competition.
Crump mentioned, “This young child and his family will face life-altering trauma from this day forward, a reality that nobody expects when they buy concert tickets.”
Now that Ezra has died … ya gotta think about Crump and the household will file a separate declare, to handle the lack of life.