Deaths at Astroworld: A 9-year-old Kid in a Coma Dies

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Ezra Blount, the 9-year-old kid who was hurt at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston and was placed in a medically induced coma, died Sunday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stated in a tweet.

He is the tenth person to die as a result of injuries sustained during the Nov. 5 performance.

Ezra was the youngest person to die as a result of the music event, as a big crowd surge surged toward the stage while Scott played, crowding people so close together that they couldn’t breathe.

Turner replied, “I am grieved to read of Ezra’s passing this evening.” “At this moment, our city is praying for his mother, father, grandparents, other family members, and classmates.”

They will require all of our help in the next months and years. May God provide them courage.”

The fight harmed Ezra’s heart, lungs, and brain, and he was rushed to a Houston hospital and placed in an induced coma, according to his grandpa, Bernon Blount. Bernon Blount said last week that Ezra and his father, Treston Blount, “came from out of town” to attend the event and spend some quality time together.

“They were expecting to come and have fun with one other, bond as father and son, and it turned into a horrible incident because to the irresponsibility of others,” Bernon Blount told the Associated Press.

Last week, Treston Blount told ABC 13 that his kid was a big Travis Scott fan.

“He was overjoyed. “He was all set to depart,” he claimed.

According to Treston Blount’s GoFundMe page, the family is “confident that he was crushed” at the performance.

“I became heartbroken to the point that I couldn’t breathe,” Treston Blount said on the contribution site. “When I awoke, my son was gone.”

Tericia Blount, Ezra’s grandmother, told the Houston Chronicle that her grandson was “a very brilliant star.” He liked skating, had large dimples, and could sing “like an angel,” according to her.

“We want people to offer us prayers, and we want people to be aware that there are many people and infants who have been hurt,” she added. “(We want) people to be better protected, and we don’t want this to happen again — to anyone.”

The Blount family engaged a legal team, including Ben Crump, to bring a lawsuit on Treston Blount’s behalf against Scoremore Mgmt, Live Nation Entertainment, Scott, and others.

“The Blount family is mourning the inexplicable death of their lovely newborn kid tonight,” Crump said in a statement Sunday. “This should not have been the result of their taking their son to a concert, which should have been a joyous occasion.”

The passing of Ezra is tragic. We are dedicated to finding answers and achieving justice for the Blount family. Tonight, however, we stand in solidarity with the family, in sadness, and in prayer.”

The ages of the remaining nine victims varied from 14 to 27. The concert was attended by around 55,000 people.