Astroworld’s Youngest Victim’s Family Decline Travis Scott’s Offer To Pay For Funeral

The youngest victim's family of the Astroworld tragedy have declined Travis Scott's offer to pay for Ezra Blount's funeral.
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Astroworld’s youngest victim’s family has declined Travis Scott’s offer to pay for his funeral. 

Ezra Blount was just nine years old when he died from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the event, in Houston, Texas, on November 5.

In a letter seen by Rolling Stone, the Blount family’s lawyer, Bob Hilliard, said: “Your client’s offer [to pay for the funeral] is declined.

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“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.”

The offer was sent to the family through Scott’s lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli.

In the letter, Petrocelli wrote: “Travis is devastated by the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured.

“Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community.

“Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr Blount’s son.”

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The lawyer added that accepting the offer would ‘have no effect’ on the lawsuit that has been filed against Scott by the families of the victims. 

Hilliard responded by saying: “There may be, and I hope there is, redemption and growth for him 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.”

He later confirmed that their position wouldn’t change, telling Rolling Stone: “We were pretty firm. With all due respect, no.

“This isn’t a photo-op story here. This is a ‘who’s responsible and why’ type of investigation. And he’s on the shortlist.”

Blount was laid to rest at a funeral service in Texas on November 23.

He was the youngest of ten victims that died in the tragedy.

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