Astroworld’s 10th victim: death of a 9-year-old boy in a coma with injuries

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Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old boy placed in a medically induced coma after being injured in Travis Scott Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed that the AstroWorld Festival died Sunday in Houston A Tweet. He is the 10th person to die of injuries related to the Nov. 5 concert.

Ezra was the youngest person to die for the music festival, where a large crowd thundered onto the stage as Scott performed, packed so tight that people could barely breathe.

“I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death this evening,” Turner wrote. “Our city is praying tonight for their mother, father, grandparents, other family members and classmates. They need all of us for months and years to come. May God give them strength.”

His grandfather Bernan Blount said Ezra’s heart, lungs and brain were injured in the melee and he was taken to a Houston hospital and placed in a coma. Ezra and his father, Tristan Blount, “came from out of town” to attend the concert and spend some quality time together, Bernan Blount said last week.

Bernan Blount told The Associated Press: “They were expecting him to come and have a good time with each other, bond as a father and son, and with the neglect of others, it was a tragic event.”

Tristan Blount told ABC13 last week that his son was a big Travis Scott fan.

“He was very startled. He was ready to go,” he said.

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The GoFundMe fundraiser, started by Tristan Blount, says the family is “sure he has been trolled” at the concert.

“I started to get crushed until I couldn’t breathe,” Tristan Blount wrote on the donation site. “And I woke up and my son was gone.”

Ezra’s grandmother, Teresia Blount, told the Houston Chronicle that the 9-year-old was “a very bright star.” He loved skateboarding, had big dimples and was able to sing “like a goddess.”

“We want people to send us prayers and we want people to be aware that there are a lot of injured people and babies,” he said. “(We want) people to be more protected and this should never happen again – not to anyone.”

The Blount family has hired a team of lawyers, including Ben Crump, to sue Tristan Blount against Scoremore MGMT, Live Nation Entertainment, Scott and others.

“Tonight the Blount family is mourning the incomprehensible loss of their precious little son,” Crump wrote in a statement Sunday. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to getting answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand with the family in solidarity, sorrow and prayer.

The other nine victims were aged 14 to 27. About 55,000 people attended the concert.

Contribution: Associated Press



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