Funeral for 9-year-old Astroworld victim held Tuesday morning – Everett Post

(HOUSTON) – The funeral of the youngest victim of the fatal Travis Scott Astroworld concert will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Nine-year-old Ezra Blount was hospitalized after the rush at the November 5 concert and later died of his injuries, his family confirmed.

Ezra was “trampled and catastrophically injured” at the festival when a wave of concertgoers pushed each other during Scott’s performance, according to a statement from the Blount family lawyers.

Ezra was on his father’s shoulders when the crowd started, Ezra’s grandparents told ABC Houston’s KTRK broadcaster.

His father Treston passed out and fell, and Ezra fell with him and was trampled by others in the crowd, according to the family’s GoFundMe. He was separated from his father, and his grandparents said they found him alone in the hospital in a coma, where he suffered from severe organ damage and severe brain swelling.

His family, along with more than 300 Astroworld concert-goers, has filed lawsuits brought by civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Texas litigator Thomas J. Henry against the event organizers, event management and performers at the concert.

The family’s lawsuit, filed by Crump, alleges negligence regarding crowd control, medical care, and event staffing.

“The Blount family mourn the incredible loss of their precious little son tonight,” said Crump. “This shouldn’t have been the result of taking your son to a concert, which should have been a happy celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We strive to seek answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in mourning and in prayer. “

After the concert, Scott released a statement on the tragedy, saying, “I am absolutely devastated by what happened last night. My prayers go to the families and all those affected by the events at the Astroworld Festival. “

Scott announced that he would cover the funeral expenses and other assistance for those affected by the tragedy and reimburse all Astroworld concert-goers and ticket holders for the purchase price. He also said he was cooperating with investigators.

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