Travis Scott’s ignorance of the audience’s safety during his recent concert continues to prove even more deadly as reports about people injured to come out. The latest tragedy is the death of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, confirmed on Sunday by his family, raising the Astroworld death toll to 10.
Attorney for the Blount Family said in a statement, “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, which should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking.”
He also added, “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.” The Astroworld death toll continues to baffle people and authorities involved in investigating the matter regarding how dangerous the situation had gotten without any safety measures in place.
9 year old Ezra Blount went to the concert with his father Treston Blount. Treston told ABC13 Houston, they were at the back during the concert to avoid the wild crowd in the front, detailing how Ezra sustained his injuries. Ezra was sitting on father Treston’s shoulders to watch the stage, when the stampede started, Treston passed out from the pressure. Ezra fell from his shoulders, and got trampled in the crowd.
“I could tell that he was damaged. I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do … That’s my boy.” Treston Blount pleaded earlier when Ezra was put on life support. Ezra was in a medically induced coma due to the life-threatening injuries.
“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”, tweeted Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston.
Ezra, at 9 years old, is now the youngest one to die at the devastating events that took place at the concert. A lawsuit was filed against Travis Scott and the management of the event by Ezra’s family, before his tragic death. The previous Astroworld death toll included John Hilgert, 14, as the youngest casualty, followed by Brianna Rodriguez, 16, Jacob Jurinek, 21, Franco Patiño, 21, Axel Acosta, 21, Bharti Shahani, 22, Rudy Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, and Danish Baig, 27.