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Travis Scott settles final ‘Astroworld’ wrongful death lawsuit

May 27th, 2024

Travis Scott has settled the final wrongful death lawsuit he was facing after the 2021 Astroworld tragedy.

10 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a deadly crowd crush during the US rapper’s headline set at his own annual music festival in 2021.

Scott and Live Nation had settled nearly all the wrongful death lawsuits filed over the tragedy as of May 9, with the exception of that from the family of nine-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest person who died during the concert.

However, the artist and Live Nation have now settled the final lawsuit, for which jury selection was due to begin in September.

In a statement to the Houston Chronicle, S. Scott West, an attorney for the Blount family, 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.”

Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas (CREDIT: Erika Goldring/WireImage)

“The family will continue its journey to heal, but never forget the joy that Ezra brought to everyone around him,” West said in an email (via Associated Press).

Ezra attended the Astroworld festival with his father and was sitting on his shoulder’s before he was trampled during the crush. He was placed in a medically-induced coma, and passed away in the days after the festival.

The most recent lawsuit to be settled involved the death of 23-year-old Madison Dubiski. Noah Wexler, a lawyer for her family, confirmed during the court hearing that their case “is resolved in its entirety.”

Following the incident, Scott shared that he was “absolutely devastated” by the news. In November 2023, he opened up about the tragedy again, saying that he would “always think about it”.

More than 4,000 plaintiffs filed hundreds of lawsuits after the tragedy, while some 2,400 injury cases still remain pending, according to AP.

Back in February 2022, hundreds of Astroworld lawsuits were combined into one case.

A grand jury decided last June that Scott would not face criminal charges, but there is still an active civil litigation against the rapper, who is due to go to trial in October.

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