Nine-year-old Ezra Blount was the youngest victim of the Astroworld disaster.
According to Ezra's dad, Blount was sitting on his shoulders when they were crushed by the crowd surge. Dad lost consciousness and when he woke up Ezra was gone. They found him in the hospital badly injured. He died days later.
Scott reached out to the family and tried to pay for the funeral. He was rejected
“Your client’s offer is declined,” Blount family attorney Bob Hilliard responded to Scott in a November 29 letter obtained by 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.”
By accepting any compensation from Scott, the Blount family would weaken their case to sue him in court.
They also rejected Scott's offer to meet with them.
We were pretty firm. With all due respect, no,” Hilliard said. “This isn’t a photo-op story here. This is a ‘who’s responsible and why’ type of investigation. And [Scott’s] on the short list.”