Just days after suffering a massive heart attack that left the daughter of Eric Garner with “major brain damage,” activist Erica Garner has passed away.
The 27-year-old, who fought for change after the 2014 death of her father in which an NYPD officer placed him in a fatal chokehold during an arrest, suffered a heart attack last weekend. The heart attack led to cardiac arrest, which was triggered by an asthma attack. At the time she was rushed to Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, where she died days later of natural causes.
The news was confirmed on the verified account of Erica Garner.
“Erica the world loves you. I love you. I am glad you came into our lives,” the tweet read. “May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here. I will always love you my sister. Love you.”
“She passed away this morning. The reports are real. We didn’t deserve her,” the tweet continued.
Our prayers and condolences to the Garner Family.