The family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who died as a result of the Astroworld Festival tragedy, will not accept Travis Scott‘s offer to pay for his funeral.
Blount passed away on November 14 after suffering severe injuries when he was trampled in a crowd surge at the November 5 concert at Houston’s NRG Park. He died after spending days in a medically induced coma.
Scott, who organized and headlined the event, offered to pay funeral costs for all 10 people who died as a result of the crowd surge.
“Your client’s offer is declined,” Blount family lawyer Bob Hilliard wrote to Scott’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, according to Insider.com. “I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.”
Petrocelli previously wrote to the Blount family, “Travis is devastated by the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured. Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community. Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr. Blount’s son.”
Blount’s father, Treston Blount, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Scott and the event’s organizers. As previously reported, numerous lawsuits have been filed, including a $2 billion lawsuit for damages and injuries on behalf of 282 victims.
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