Nine-year-old Ezra Blount died in the hospital. At the Astroworld concert on November 5, 2017, he was one of many people who got hurt.
Reports say that the boy’s father took him to see Travis Scott perform when the crowd started to get bigger.
Ezra’s dad was a man named Treston Blount. He passed out because he “couldn’t breathe at all.” When his son fell into the crowd, he was run over. The nine-year-liver, old’s kidneys, and lungs were all badly hurt.
After being taken from the concert venue, Ezra suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately placed in a medically-induced coma.
Although doctors tried-to save him, he died on November 14, after becoming the 10th victim in the Astroworld tragedy.
ABC13’s Ben Crump spoke on behalf of the Blount family and made the following statement
“The Blount family is still grieving the loss of their precious son.
“This shouldn’t have been the result of taking their son out to a concert. It should have been a joyous celebration.
“Ezra’s tragic death is genuinely heartbreaking. We will seek justice and answers for the Blount family. We stand with the family in grief and in prayer.
Treston, Ezra’s father, woke up to discover that his son was in the hospital. He had been admitted under the “John Doe” name as he did not have an ID.
To help Ezra’s family pay hospital bills, a GoFundMe page was created. It has raised more than $80,000 as of the writing.
According to reports, Ezra’s family filed a lawsuit against Score more Mgmt and Live Nation Entertainment. The suit claims negligence and is focused on “crowd control”, failure to provide proper medical care, hiring, training and supervision, and retention.
Crump said: “Concerts or music festivals like this are meant for people of all ages to enjoy music in controlled environments.” Astroworld Festival was not a festival like that.
Rest in peace, Ezra. My thoughts and prayers are with his-family and all the victims of the Astroworld concert.