Family of 9-year-old Astroworld victim rejects Travis Scott’s offer to pay for funeral

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parent of Ezra Blount, 9-year-old who died after attending Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival, rejecting the rapper’s offer to pay for his son’s funeral.

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Scott’s lawyers told lawyers representing Ezra’s father, Trestan Blount, that the “Out West” rapper wanted to pay for the child’s funeral expenses in a letter obtained by USA Today on November 24. The letter said that Scott’s introduction of the bill “will not affect Mr. Blount’s trial.”

Ezra’s family declined the financial offer in response to an email sent by attorney Bob Hilliard the same day.

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“The loss of a child is like a tap of unimaginable pain that has no handle,” Hilliard wrote. “Your client’s offer has been rejected. I have no doubt that Mr. Scott regrets it. His journey ahead will be painful. He will have to face and hopefully bear some responsibility for this tragedy.”

Ezra was the youngest and tenth person to die in connection with the November 5 concert, where a large crowd marched toward the stage during Scott’s performance, people so tightly packed together that they could not breathe. .

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Ezra’s heart, lungs, and brain were injured in the scuffle. His grandfather, Bernan Blount, said he was taken to a Houston hospital and placed in an induced coma. Bernan Blount said last week that Ezra and his father, Trestan Blount, had gone out of town to attend concerts and spend quality time together.

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“They were looking forward to coming and having a good time with each other, bonding as father and son, and it turned into a tragic event because of the carelessness of the others,” Bernon Blount told the Associated Press.

This photo provided by Taylor Blount, Ezra Blount, right, and his father, Trestan Blount, left, are seen posing outside the Astroworld music festival in Houston.  The two were injured later in the concert as the crowd grew.  (Courtesy of Taylor Blount via AP) org XMIT: TXHO105

The Blount family hired attorney Ben Crump in addition to Hilliard to file lawsuits against Live Nation Entertainment, Scott and others on behalf of Treston Blount.

The other nine victims were in the age group of 14 to 27 years. About 55,000 people attended the concert.

Contributions: Edward Segarra and Selina Teborough

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