Debt balance deepens from Travis Scott concert, 9-year-old who was in a coma dies
The 9-year-old boy who was injured at the Astroworld Festival died on Sunday, according to family lawyer Ben Crump.
The death toll from the chaotic concert has now reached 10. Funeral services for some of the victims began over the weekend, as dozens of lawsuits have been filed over the tragedy.
The boy, identified as Ezra Blount by his family, had remained in a medically induced coma in an attempt to overcome trauma to the brain, liver and kidneys, according to a statement from Crump.
"The Blount family tonight is mourning the incomprehensible loss of their precious little son. This should not have been the result of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyous celebration.
Ezra's death is absolutely sad. 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," Crump said in a statement.
Ezra was in Houston to see "his favorite artist" and attended the concert with his father, Treston Blount, his grandfather Bernon Blount told CNN.
The people who attended the concert were crushed, trampled on each other, while the massive crowd rushed towards an outdoor stage when rapper Travis Scott started performing.
Travis Scott’s concert, held at the Astroworld Music Festival on November 5, 2021, experienced a horrific mess in which people were killed and injured as a massive crowd began to march to the front of the stage. The Houston Fire Department, according to NYTimes, reported that about 50,000 people gathered at the event Friday night when the injuries occurred.