- 15 Nov 21
The child passed away after being placed in a medically induced coma, bringing the death toll of the catastrophic Astroworld music festival to 10.
A nine-year-old who passed away during the weekend has become the youngest victim of the catastrophic crowd surge at the Astroworld.
Ezra Blount, a Houston native, was attending the concert alongside his father, Treston. The child was watching Travis Scott's performance from his father's shoulders when the crowd suddenly surged forward.
"I began to be crushed until I couldn’t breathe. I passed out," Treston explained on the GoFundMe page set up to help pay for Erza's medical expenses. "I woke up, and my son was gone."
The nine-year-old sustained heavy damage to the brain, liver and kidney after being tramped on by the crowd. He was rushed to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.
The life support was not enough to combat the severe and widespread organ trauma. Ezra passed away on Sunday (November 14th) at Texas children’s hospital in Houston.
“The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son," personal injury lawyer Ben Crump said. "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.”
Crump is representing the family in a suit seeking at least $1 million in damages. The lawsuit names Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, Cactus Jack Records, and several others as defendants.
Ezra's passing brings the number of casualties up to 10. The rest of the victims ranged in age from 14 to 27 years old. Over fourteen different lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott and the number is still expected to grow.
In the midst of the accusations of negligence and heavy criticism on social media, the artist has offered to cover the costs for the victims' funerals.