9-Year-Old Ezra Blount Dies From Injuries After Astroworld Crowd Crush

Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old boy who was trampled at Travis Scott’s Astroworld pageant earlier this month, died Sunday from his accidents, his household informed native media.

Houston’s ABC 13 mentioned Blount died after spending days on life assist following the tragic crowd surge on the rapper’s pageant, which has now left 10 individuals lifeless and scores of others injured.

The boy’s household mentioned final week Blount was on the Scott’s live performance in Houston together with his father, who lifted him onto his shoulders to remain above the group through the busy pageant. His dad informed native media they have been “stoked” to go to the present.

This photo provided by Taylor Blount shows Ezra Blount, right, and his father, Treston Blount, left, posing outside the Astroworld music festival in Houston. Both were injured later at the concert during a crowd surge. (Courtesy of Taylor Blount via AP)
This picture offered by Taylor Blount exhibits Ezra Blount, proper, and his father, Treston Blount, left, posing outdoors the Astroworld music pageant in Houston. Both have been injured later on the live performance throughout a crowd surge. (Courtesy of Taylor Blount by way of AP)

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The pair fell through the crowd crush and the youthful Blount was severely injured. He was taken to the hospital after being separated from his father and positioned in a medically induced coma with extreme harm to his inner organs, his household mentioned.

Blount’s dad, Treston Blount, mentioned this week the household was in agony after the pageant, saying he wasn’t “ready to lose my boy.”

“We still got a bunch of living to do,” Blount informed ABC 13 in Houston. “That’s my boy.”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner mentioned he was saddened to listen to of Blount’s dying. The mayor has vowed a full investigation into the circumstances of the occasion, and Scott has pledged to cooperate with any probes.

“Our city tonight prays for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time,” Turner wrote on Twitter. “They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength.”

Blount’s household is one among many to file lawsuits in current days, naming Scott, Live Nation and different pageant organizers as defendants. Legal specialists predict damages might reach into the tons of of tens of millions of {dollars}.

“Me and the family, we’re struggling with this,” the boy’s grandfather, Bernon Blount, informed the Houston Chronicle final week. “We’re struggling with seeing the injuries to our grandchild and what he had to go through to receive those injuries. We’re hurt and disappointed that the city would allow an event to go on like this and for people to be deceased. We just want to know who’s responsible.”

Ezra Blount is the tenth individual to die after the group crush. Eight individuals have been killed through the tragedy and a ninth individual, 22-year-old Bharti Shahani, died from her accidents on Wednesday. Those killed ranged in age from 9 to 27.

Investigators are nonetheless working to find out what induced the surge, however Scott’s conduct at previous occasions stoking on crowds has come below scrutiny and renewed requires higher crowd management measures at giant occasions.