Family of 9-Year-Old Ezra Blount, Rejects Travis Scott’s Offer To Pay For Funeral

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Early this month we shared the tragic news that the youngest victim of the Astroworld event had passed away.

Since then Travis Scott made the offer to pay for Ezra’s funeral but was met with rejection from the family.

Scott, 30, extended the offer on Wednesday, Rolling Stone reported, after Blount died on Nov. 14 as a result of sustaining injuries at the event, which took place on Nov. 5.

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

Hilliard added, “There may be, and I hope there is, redemption and growth for [Scott] on the other side of what this painful process will be — and perhaps one day, once time allows some healing for the victims and acceptance of responsibility by Mr. Scott and others, Treston and Mr. Scott might meet, as there is also healing in that.”

According to People Ezra’s family filed a lawsuit against Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, Scoremore Mgmt and others in early November. The suit alleges “grossly negligent conduct” contributed to Ezra’s death after the boy was “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death” while attending Astroworld.

The suit also “alleges negligence in a great number of aspects, including crowd control, failure to provide proper medical attention, hiring, training, supervision and retention” and seeks monetary relief of over $1 million.

In a statement shared with PEOPLE at the time, Live Nation said it would “continue to support and assist local authorities in their ongoing investigation so that both the fans who attended and their families can get the answers they want and deserve, and we will address all legal matters at the appropriate time.”

Young Ezra was laid to rest on Nov. 23 at the Body of Christ Church in Dallas, and buried at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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