Civil rights activist Erica Garner has passed away

02 January, 2018, 11:18 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Eric Garner who died when a police officer put him in a chokehold over illegally selling cigarettes, died Saturday due to complications from a heart attack.

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.

"Her heart was bigger than the world", another tweet posted to her account read.

Eric Garner died after a police officer subdued him with a chokehold in 2014. When they thought he was resisting their command to surrender, he was put down violently.

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Even as Garner pressed politicians and law enforcement officials to hold the police accountable for her father's death, she was emphatic that her personal tragedy was also a public one. His last words were "I can't breathe", which became a slogan for activists. Athletes and celebrities such as LeBron James and Derrick Rose of the National Basketball Association wore T-shirts with the famous plea stenciled across the front.

It pushed Erica Garner into activism. We'll do it your way, then I'm gonna do it different than you'.

Garner suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery of her son. An autopsy confirmed that while Garner had dealt with obesity and asthma, the chokehold had also played a role in his fatal heart attack.

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

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Family, friends and fans were only left to hope for a miracle. "(Erica) was a warrior.

She was an outspoken and sometimes controversial activist against police brutality, organizing marches and speaking often to the media about her father's case. From three years ago, she never stopped.

We send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her friends and family during this time. Reverend, we'll do that. "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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