The boy’s household stated they’re “grieving the incomprehensible loss.”
The 9-year-old child who was hospitalized with extreme accidents following the violent Astroworld music festival crowd surge earlier this month has died from his accidents, his household confirmed Sunday.
Ezra Blount was “trampled and catastrophically injured” on the live performance on Nov. 5, when a wave of concertgoers started pushing each other throughout Travis Scott’s efficiency, in accordance with a press release issued by Blount household legal professional Ben Crump and co-counsel Alex Hilliard, Bob Hilliard and Paul Grinke.
He had attended the live performance at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, together with his father, and was on his father’s shoulders when the gang surge started, the boy’s grandparents advised ABC Houston station KTRK.
At one level, Ezra bought misplaced within the crowd of at the least 50,000 individuals.
Based on a GoFundMe, the boy’s father, Treston Blount, stated that throughout the surge, he was crushed by different concertgoers and couldn’t breathe. He stated he fell and handed out, and he and his son have been trampled by the gang.
Ezra’s grandparents stated they later discovered him alone on the hospital in a coma, affected by main organ harm and extreme mind swelling.
“Ezra sustained life-threatening accidents and was positioned in a medically induced coma on life assist in an try to fight his mind, liver, and kidney trauma,” the attorneys stated of their assertion Sunday.
On Sunday, Ezra was pronounced useless, his household confirmed to KTRK.
“The Blount household tonight is grieving the incomprehensible lack of their valuable younger son. This could not have been the result of taking their son to a live performance, what ought to have been a festivity,” the Blount household attorneys stated in a press release. “Ezra’s demise is completely heartbreaking. We’re dedicated to looking for solutions and justice for the Blount household. However tonight we stand in solidarity with the household, in grief, and in prayer.”
Following Ezra’s hospitalization, his household was one of many many who filed lawsuits in opposition to Scott and others concerned in organizing and managing the music competition.
Of their assertion, the attorneys added: “The attorneys beforehand filed a lawsuit, alleging negligence referring to crowd management, failure to offer correct medical consideration, hiring, coaching, supervision, and retention, that contributed to Ezra’s demise. The lawsuit names Scoremore Mgmt, Dwell Nation Leisure, Travis Scott, Cactus Jack Information, and others as defendants.”
Ezra is one of 10 people who died at the music festival on Nov. 5. Numerous others have been injured.
“I’m saddened to study of Ezra’s demise this night. Our metropolis tonight prays for his mother, dad, grandparents, different members of the family and classmates right now. They’ll want all of our assist within the months and years to come back. Might God give them power. RIP Ezra. st #AstroWorld,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted Sunday.