The death toll from Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival concert is now up to 10.
The New York Post reports 9-year-old Ezra Blount as the latest concertgoer to pass away as a direct result of the injuries that he sustained at Scott’s concert.
Ben Crump, the attorney representing the Blount family, released a statement on Sunday confirming Blount’s death.
As Breitbart noted, the lawyer said: “The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. 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 Blount’s father, last week, gave an interview in which he described what he and his son experienced at the Travis Scott concert that was held in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 5. In that interview, Blount said that his son “was stoked” and “ready to go,” since he was a “big fan” of Scott.
Blount said that he and his son decided to stay toward the rear of the crowd at the concert in order to avoid any chaos near the stage. He added that “everything was cool for a split second.”
After that, though, the fans rushed the stage, and that is when both Blount and his son were essentially squashed. Both were suffocated. The elder Blount said that he was yelling “I can’t breathe!,” and that he “didn’t know what to do.”
The father passed out as a result, and when he regained consciousness, he said his son was missing. After frantically searching hospitals and police departments, Blount finally received a photo of his son, and unfortunately, learned that his son had been severely wounded after being trampled.
At the hospital, it was determined that Ezra’s internal organs had been severely damaged, and his brain was also swollen. The young boy was placed on life support, and sadly, passed away on Sunday.
Ezra is now one of 10 people who died at Scott’s concert that day. However, there are hundreds of people who have already filed civil lawsuits against Scott and others with regard to what happened that night.
Scott’s lawyer claims that his client “did not know what was going on” at the concert. He claims that Scott had no ability to control was what happening at the time, and that Scott didn’t really understand what took place until the next morning.
It is unclear whether his defense will hold up in court. Scott’s history isn’t exactly in his favor.