Erica Garner, Activist Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dies At 27

31 December, 2017, 02:24 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Erica Garner, Activist Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dies At 27

The oldest daughter of a New York City man killed by a police chokehold has died at the age of 27, a spokesperson for her Twitter account confirmed Saturday morning. Family members were being called to Woodhull Hospital early Thursday morning to say their final goodbyes to the young activist.

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.

The elder Garner, 43, died after being put in a chokehold by NY police officer Daniel Pantaleo.

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A message posted on her Twitter account said she had brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest".

Erica Garner became a voice for police accountability after his death, criticizing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters.

"She was a warrior, she was a fighter and we didn't pull the plug on her", Esaw Snipes, Garner's mother, told New York Daily News.

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When Erica Garner gave birth to a son in August, she named him after her father. "She left on her own terms". However, a day after her family was still holding on to hope that she could recover. She suffered a heart attack shortly after the delivery. His death, which was caught on camera as he repeated the phrase "I can't breathe", became one of the most important events in the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. It was during the pregnancy that she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery.

"My thoughts are with Erica Garner", he said.

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