9-Year-Old Boy Becomes 10th Death From Astroworld Concert Tragedy
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Ezra Blount, a nine-year-old boy who attended the Astroworld concert nearly two weeks ago, has died from his injuries.
The boy was on his father's shoulders when a huge crowd surge happened during Travis Scott's performance.
Treston Blount 'couldn't breathe at all and passed out', according to Rolling Stone, and Ezra fell into the raging crowd.
Ezra was brutally trampled, causing signifiant injuries to his kidney, lung and his liver.
The boy went into cardiac arrest and was placed in a medically induced coma at hospital to help reduce the swelling on his brain.
Despite doctors' best efforts, Ezra died of his injuries on Sunday (November 14).
Ezra's family's attorney, Ben Crump, released a statement to ABC13: "The Blount family is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son.
"This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration.
"Ezra's death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer."
When Treston woke up after passing out, he rushed to an on-site medic to see where his son was.
They eventually found him in a nearby hospital after he was admitted under the name 'John Doe' because he didn't have any ID on him.
Ezra is now the 10th person to die from the tragedy, while dozens more were injured and required hospital treatment.
A GoFundMe was set up after the concert to help with Ezra's hospital bills and it managed to rack up more than $69,000.
The Blount family has filed a lawsuit against Scoremore Mgmt, Live Nation Entertainment and Travis Scott.
They're suing on the grounds of negligence and the suit focuses on 'crowd control, failure to provide proper medical attention, hiring, training, supervision, and retention'.
Lawyer Ben Crump said: "Concerts and music festivals such as this are meant to be a safe place for people of all ages to enjoy music in a controlled environment. None of that was true about the Astroworld Festival."
Fellow attorney Bob Hilliard added: "It is outrageous that it took as long as it did to stop the show, as many of these deaths and injuries likely could have been prevented or mitigated."