9-year-old trampled at Astroworld succumbs to his injuries
The 9-year-old boy who had been on life support after being trampled at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston has died. Ezra Blount succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, according to his family.
Ben Crump, an attorney for the Blount family, released a statement following Ezra’s death.
“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,” the statement read. “Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”
Last week, Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, told ABC13 that Travis Scott was one of his favorite artists.
“He was so stoked. He was ready to go,” Treston said.
Treston held Ezra on his shoulders as Scott’s performance neared. They stayed near the back of the crowd, as Treston thought it would be less hectic. But as Scott took the stage, concertgoers started pushing.
Treston eventually lost consciousness in the deadly crowd surge, and Ezra fell to the ground. Crowd members trampled the 9-year-old, who sustained serious damage to his organs and a swollen brain.
The Astroworld death toll now stands at 10.