Ezra Blount is reportedly dead.
According to ABC News, the nine-year-old boy who was trampled during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, passed away after being in life support for many days.
His father, Treston, addressed the press only yesterday in an interview in which he explained that his son was a huge Travis Scott fan. Ezra was placed in a medically induced coma after being trampled at the annual music event.
“He was ready to go,” Treston said, per Complex. “When I found out that he was a big fan [of Scott] I was like, “Oh yeah, we gotta go, we gotta go see Travis live.”
Treston told the outlet he and his son made it a point to stay further back in the crowd; however, once a countdown for Scott’s headlining performance was displayed, he and the boy were caught up in the stampede.
“It was like a horrifying movie. We were in the back—way in the back—and I figured, ‘OK, this is cool ’cause, you know, the front can get a little wild,” the father recalled. “The countdown started, and everything was cool for a split second.”
Treston said he remembered that as they were pushed and shoved, he struggled to breathe. And shortly after he passed out. His son was among those who were trampled during the chaos but was eventually removed from the crowd by a good Samaritan. After he regained consciousness, Treston was informed Ezra had been hospitalized and shown a picture of his son in the coma.
“Just to see him in that condition, I just wasn’t ready for that,” he continued. “I could tell that he was damaged. I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do… that’s my boy.”
Sadly, the boy has passed and fans are sending the family good wishes.