Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old boy who was trampled at Travis Scott’s AstroworldHis family revealed to local media that Festival, who had suffered injuries earlier in this month, succumbed Sunday to his injuries.
Houston’s ABC 13 said Blount died after spending days on life support following the tragic crowd surge at the rapper’s festival, which has now left 10 people dead and scores of others injured.
The boy’s family said last week Blount was at the Scott’s concert in Houston with his father, who lifted him onto his shoulders to stay above the crowd during the busy festival. His dad told local media they were “stoked” to go to the show.
Blount, the younger of the two fell into the crowd during the crush. He was left with severe injuries. After being separated from his father, he was taken to hospital. placed in a medically induced comaHis family stated that he suffered severe internal damage.
Blount’s dad, Treston Blount, said this week the family was in agony after the festival, saying he wasn’t “ready to lose my boy.”
“We still got a bunch of living to do,” Blount told ABC 13 in Houston. “That’s my boy.”
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he was saddened to hear of Blount’s death. Mayor Sylvester Turner expressed sadness at Blount’s passing. a full investigationScott will cooperate with all probes into the incident.
“Our city tonight prays for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time,” Turner wroteTweet. “They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength.”
Blount’s family is one of many to file lawsuits in recent daysScott, Live Nation and other festival organizers were named as defendants. Experts predict that damages will reach the millions.
“Me and the family, we’re struggling with this,” the boy’s grandfather, Bernon Blount, told the Houston Chronicle last week. “We’re struggling with seeing the injuries to our grandchild and what he had to go through to receive those injuries. We’re hurt and disappointed that the city would allow an event to go on like this and for people to be deceased. We just want to know who’s responsible.”
Ezra Blount was the tenth victim of the crowd crush. The tragedy claimed the lives of eight people and left behind a ninth. 22-year-old Bharti ShahaniOn Wednesday, a woman named Judith died of injuries. The victims were aged between 9 and 27 years old.
Investigators are still working to determine what caused the surge, but Scott’s behavior at past events stoking on crowds has come under scrutiny and renewed calls for better crowd control measuresAt large events