Ezra Blount, who died after suffering multiple injuries at Travis Scott’s concert, has been laid to rest in a public service attended by his family and friends.
AceShowbiz -The youngest Astroworld victim has been laid to rest a little over a week after his death. Ezra Blount, the 9-year-old boy who passed away after suffering multiple injuries at the deadly festival, was laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Park in Dallas.
On Tuesday morning, November 23, Ezra’s friends and family said their goodbyes and celebrated his life at his funeral, held at the Body of Christ Church. During the service, which was opened to the public, a large monitor showed Ezra playing with his family. After the funeral, his body was taken to Lincoln Memorial Park, where he will be buried.
Earlier this month, Ezra attended the festival with his father, Treston Blount, and suffered multiple injuries when he fell from his father’s shoulders during the festival crowd surge. He then was put on life support and under a medically induced coma.
His family confirmed his death on November 14, bringing the death toll from the concert to 10. Following his death, Ben Crump, attorney for the Blount family, said in a statement, “The Blount family tonight 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,” Ben continued. “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.”
Nearly one week after the festival, Treston spoke about the tragic events leading up to his son’s life-threatening injuries. “He was stoked. He was ready to go,” Treston said. “When I found out that he was a big fan [of Travis Scott (II)], I was like, ‘Oh yeah, we gotta go, we gotta go see Travis live.’ “
Treston noted that when he and Ezra arrived at the festival, they purposely stayed further back in the crowd and away from the stage. However, when the concert became chaotic as Travis performed, Treston passed out from the pressure of the crowd.
Ezra, who was sitting on his father’s shoulders, then fell and was trampled. Once Treston regained consciousness, Ezra had already been taken to the hospital because his major organs had been damaged and he had brain swelling. “I could tell that he was damaged,” Treston remembered. “I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do. That’s my boy.”
Ezra’s family then filed a lawsuit against Travis. In the legal papers, they alleged the “SICKO MODE” rapper, Drake and the event management’s “grossly negligent conduct” contributed to the child’s life-threatening injuries. The complaint also stated that Ezra was “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death” at the concert. The family is among over 300 victims who have filed lawsuits that seek approximately $3 billion in damages.
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