“The Blount family mourns the ultimate and incomprehensible loss of their precious young son tonight,” the lawyers said in a statement. “It shouldn’t have been the result of taking their son to a concert, a joyous celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight, we are in solidarity with the family, in sorrow and in prayer. “
Lawyers for the family said last week thatto combat severe trauma to the brain, liver and kidneys.
“I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death tonight,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted. “Our town is praying tonight for his mother, father, grandparents, other family members and classmates right now. They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength. RIP Ezra. ”
The boy’s family, who are suing Travis Scott and other concert organizers for negligence, said in the lawsuit that the boy was “kicked, trampled, trampled and nearly crushed to death” during the surge.
Blount is the 10th person to die after attending the festival last weekend.
Scott and other festival organizers face numerous lawsuits arising from the murderous concert. Scott said he would pay for thevictims and said he was “absolutely devastated by what had happened”.