Travis Scott settles final Astroworld wrongful death lawsuit

The suit brought against organisers of the 2021 festival by relatives of nine-year-old Ezra Blount was reportedly settled earlier this month

Travis Scott has settled the final wrongful death lawsuit brought against him following the 2021 Astroworld Disaster, according to The Houston Chronicle.

During the third year of Scott's Astroworld Festival, a crowd crush resulted in the deaths of 10 people — with hundreds more reported injured during the rapper’s headline performance.

Several lawsuits were filed following the tragedy from the families of those who lost their lives, as well as a number coming from people injured as a result of the crush.

The final wrongful death lawsuit left to be settled following the tragedy was from relatives of nine-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest person to be killed in the tragedy — with the other nine cases reportedly settled earlier this month.

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Jury selection for the trial was set to begin on September 10. However, the Blount family's attorney S. Scott West announced that a settlement had been reached last week with Live Nation and Scott.

In a statement he gave to The Houston Chronicle, the attorney said, “The family is happy to resolve its claim against all defendants following the death of their son, Ezra. They look forward to continuing the process of healing and never forgetting.”

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Ezra Blount had been in attendance at the concert with his father. According to court testimony, he was sat on his shoulders before being trampled in the crush, eventually passing away in hospital in the days after the incident.

Around 2400 injury cases filed against Scott and Live Nation are alleged to be ongoing, with hundreds combined into one case back in February 2022.

Last June (2023), a grand jury decreed that Scott would not face criminal charges, declining to indict him on charges relating to Astroworld, however, there is still an active civil litigation against the musician set to take place in October of this year.

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