Ezra Blount, the 9-year-old boy who was trampled at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival, has died.
Ezra was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He had been in a medically-induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain.
Ezra was sitting on his dad’s shoulder when the crowd surged forward as surprise guest Drake took the stage at NRG Park on Nov. 5.
Treston Blount said he lost consciousness and collapsed and his son was trampled when he fell into the crowd.
The unconscious boy was admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital under the name John Doe. His frantic family found him hours later and identified him.
Ezra is the second victim to die in the past week, and the tenth Astroworld death overall.
The family filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott and others on Tuesday.
Over 50,000 fans attended Day 1 of what was to be a two-day music festival. Experts say a crowd surge can produce more than 1,000 pounds of pressure at the front of the stage.
Over 100 lawsuits have been filed naming Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, NRG Park, and other entities as co-defendants.
A $26 million insurance policy was in place in case of deaths or injuries. However, lawsuit damages are expected to top $100 million.
Scott, 29, earned over $65 million from Astroworld ticket sales and sponsorships.