Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Randolph Lopez
December 31, 2017

Erica Garner, who became a civil rights activist against police brutality after the death of her father in 2014, has died aged 27. "No one gave her justice", she wrote.

The activist's death was confirmed by her family on her official Twitter account, with Garner's sister urging people to remember her as a "mother, daughter, sister and aunt". "We didn't deserve her", read messages from Garner's Twitter, now operated by a family member.

She had been hospitalized in Brooklyn, New York, after she reportedly went into cardiac arrest.

She had been hospitalized in Brooklyn, New York, after she reportedly went into cardiac arrest nearly a week ago.

Garner became a civil rights activist after video of her father's chokehold death at the hands of a NY police officer went viral and his final words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for police reform activists.

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"She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother Esaw Snipes explained. "She left on her own terms". "Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much".

Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August.

During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Garner endorsed the bid of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to become the Democratic presidential candidate and slammed the Clinton campaign when leaked emails revealed they were discussing how to use her father's death as political capital.

Doctors said the delivery put stress on her already enlarged heart.

Rest in peace Erica Garner and thank you for your service.

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