The 9-year-old boy who fell off his father’s shoulders and was trampled throughout Travis Scott’s Astroworld has died of his accidents.
On Friday, the boy’s father, Treston Blount, confirmed that his son Ezra Blount was on life assist. Sadly, on Sunday, the household knowledgeable KTRK-TV that the younger boy had died.
Ezra’s dying brings the dying toll from the tragic November 5 live performance to 10.
Bharti Shahani died November 10, and eight others had been pronounced useless the night time of the occasion, the New York Each day reported.
Ezra’s father wasn’t prepared to surrender hope.
“I could tell that he was damaged,” Blount instructed ABC 13 on Friday. “I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do. … That’s my boy.”
“The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son,” civil rights legal professional Ben Crump, who has filed almost 100 lawsuits on behalf of the Blounts and different bereaved households, acknowledged in an announcement to the Each day Information. “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.”
Ezra was described by his father as an enormous Scott fan and was on his dad’s shoulders when Treston fell unconscious through the chaos amid the group. By the point he got here to, Ezra had seemingly vanished.
Ultimately, the Blounts had been in a position to find Ezra down at a neighborhood hospital, the place he had been admitted as a John Doe.
Medical doctors instructed the household that the younger boy had suffered extreme swelling in his mind and that he had gone into cardiac arrest both on the live performance or on the best way to the hospital.
Ezra additionally suffered liver and kidney harm from being “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death.”
Crump has helped the household file a lawsuit towards Scott, ScoreMore Administration, Reside Nation Leisure, Cactus Jack Information, and so on.
Nevertheless, attorneys for Scott say the rapper shouldn’t be held accountable as a result of he wasn’t conscious of what was happening within the crowd whereas he was performing.
“Travis didn’t really understand the full effect of everything until the next morning. Truly he did not know what was going on,” one in every of his legal professionals, Edwin McPherson, mentioned on “Good Morning America” Friday.
“Understand that when he’s up on the stage and he has flashpots going off around him and he has an ear monitor that has music blasting through it and his own voice, he can’t hear anything, he can’t see anything.”
Scott provided to pay for the funerals of the victims and remedy for the survivors.