As reported on ABC13 Houston, a 9-year-old named Ezra Blount, passed away after attending Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert on November 5. Blount was previously in a medically induced coma. He passed away at Texas Children’s Hospital on Sunday (November 14).
Blount suffered damage to his lungs, kidney, and heart after being kicked, stepped on, trampled, and nearly crushed to death. The young concertgoer also had brain swelling that was caused by cardiac arrest. He’s the youngest person to die, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10.
A 9-year-old boy who was hospitalized with severe injuries following the Astroworld music festival crowd surge has died from his injuries.
Ezra Blount died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump said in a statement. https://t.co/KHJL1XPL6B
— ABC News (@ABC) November 15, 2021
Civil-rights attorney Ben Crump is representing Blount’s family. Crump released a statement on Sunday, saying this shouldn’t have been the outcome, and this is “heartbreaking.” He said, “The Blount family 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.”
Travis Scott hasn’t publicly reacted to Blount’s death. On November 6, Travis issued an apology and released a video. Travis is caught up in 100 lawsuits; Drake is also named in one of the suits. He also spoke about the horrible incident and gave prayers for victims. Travis vowed to pay for the funerals of the victims. In addition, offer mental health services for anyone impacted by the event.
Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the people that lost their life.
I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death this evening. Our city tonight prays for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time. They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength. RIP Ezra. st #AstroWorld pic.twitter.com/Ankq7FMa3l
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) November 15, 2021