Ezra Blount, the youngest Astroworld Festival victim, who suffered multiple injuries at the Travis Scott event earlier this month, has been laid to rest.
He was 9-years-old.
According to KTVT CBS 11 Dallas, Blount’s family and friends gathered on Tuesday morning (Nov. 23) for his “celebration of life” funeral at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas. The service was opened to the public and his red casket was branded with the Fortnite video game.
The outlet reports that the young boy's body will be taken to Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas.
On Friday (Nov. 12), Ezra's father, Treston Blount, spoke to KTRK ABC13 Houston to describe the horrific night which left his son in a medically-induced coma and on life support for over a week.
“He was stoked. He was ready to go,” Blount shared with the outlet. “When I found out that he was a big fan [of Travis Scott], I was like, “Oh yeah, we gotta go, we gotta go see Travis live.”
The father and son chose to stay further away from the stage and in the back of the crowd, Treston confirms. He had his son propped up on his shoulders during the concert.
But once the concert got out of control, Treston passed out from the crowd's pressure, and that's when Ezra fell and was trampled on, according to ABC13. After Treston regained consciousness, his son was already transported to the hospital with significant organ damage and brain swelling.
Attorney Ben Crump, representing the Blount family, said, "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. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family.”
Nine other concertgoers have died from injuries sustained at Astroworld, including Jacob Jurinek, 21; John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patiño, 21; Axel Acosta, 21; Rudy Peña, 23; Madison Dubiski, 23; Danish Baig, 27; and Bharti Shahani, 22.