The nine-year-old boy who had been hospitalized on life support since being trampled at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival has died, his family confirmed to ABC Houston affiliate KTRK on Sunday.
Ezra Blount suffered severe injuries when he was trampled in a crowd surge at the November 5 concert at Houston’s NRG Park. He was at the concert with his father, Treston Blount, and was on his father’s shoulders when the surge began.
Treston told KTRK that he lost consciousness in the crush of the crowd and Ezra fell to the ground. When Treston regained consciousness, he could not find his son, and was eventually alerted by police that his son was in the hospital. Ezra’s major organs had been damaged, his brain was swollen, and he was on life support.
“The Blount family is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son,” the family’s attorney Ben Crump said in a statement obtained by KTRK. “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 we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”
The death toll from the concert is now 10. Eight of those victims were pronounced dead the night of the concert and the ninth victim, Bharti Shahani, died on Wednesday of last week.
Blount’s family is one of the many who have since filed lawsuits against Travis Scott and other festival organizers.
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