Travis Scott’s Astroworld Stampede took 10 lives and injured three hundred. Many of the victims are still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Families of the victims that lost their lives are demanding justice.

In the aftermath Travis Scott has cancelled future concerts and issued refunds for everyone who attended Astroworld. He has found himself at the center of around numerous lawsuits. The real sufferers however, are the hundreds of victims. For them, its a matter of life and death.

As tragic as death can be, the tragedy took away innocent children. Two teenagers, John Hilgert, 14 and Brianna Rodriguez, 16 lost their lives. The youngest victim  9-year-old  Ezra Blount was in a state of medically-induced coma after being crushed in the stampede.

Little angel Ezra Blount was trampled after falling from his fathers shoulders at Astroworld. He passed away at Texas Children’s Hospital after one week on life support. A funeral was held for Ezra on November 23 in Texas. 

“Your client’s offer is decline. I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorese. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy,” Bob Hilliard, the Blount family’s lawyer, wrote in a letter obtained by Rolling Stone

Hillard’s statement is in response to a letter from Scott’s attorney Daneil Petrocelli in which the offer to pay for the funeral expenses was made.

In addition tot his, Ezra’s family has filed a gross negligence lawsuit against Scott, Cactus Jack Records, Live Nation, and promoter ScoreMore Management. The lawsuit claimed that the above mentioned parties “egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety, and lives” of attendees. Their suit is just one of 100s that have been filed. 

Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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