Eric Garner daughter of Erica dead at age 27 after heart attack

Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack

Erica Garner, who became a nationally-known activist against police abuse following her father's death after he was put in a police chokehold, has died following a recent heart attack, her official Twitter site confirmed. "We didn't deserve her", read messages from Garner's Twitter, now operated by a family member.

Garner reportedly suffered "major brain damage" from a heart attack she had last week and died at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday morning after being in a coma since December 23.

Hearts are heavy today as reports poured in that activist and eldest daughter of slain Staten Island man Eric Garner, Erica Garner, has died.

Garner's oldest daughter, Erica, became a prominent activist and outspoken critic of police misconduct after her father's death. In 2014, her father, Eric Garner, who was black, was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold. Garner's last words, "I can't breathe", became a slogan for activists.

Erica Garner turned into an unmistakable dissident in the wake of her dad's passing, pushing for political change and social equity comprehensively lined up with the Black Lives Matter development.

The mother of two, who resides in Brooklyn, went into cardiac arrest Saturday night after suffering an asthma attack, her family has said in media interviews and on social media.

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"She was a contender, she was a warrior and she lost the fight", Snipes said of her girl. "We didn't deserve her", the account tweeted.

In 2015, New York City agreed to pay $5.9m (£4.4m) to his family after a civil lawsuit.

Accumulate, 27, experienced the impacts of an expanded heart in the wake of bringing forth her child three months prior, Snipes said. Bernie Sanders during his run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.

Mr Garner's death was ruled a homicide by medical examiners, but a grand jury did not charge any arresting officers in the case. "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad. She was particularly critical of de Blasio, noting that he defended the NYPD's decision not to release Pantaleo's disciplinary records after her father's death.

"The media will say she died of a heart attack but that's only partially true because her heart was already broken when she couldn't get justice for her father", Sharpton said Saturday.


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