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

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

Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of the late Eric Garner — who died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by New York police — has died. She was 27.

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

"Erica the world loves you. I love you. I am glad you came into our lives," the family said in a tweet. "May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here." 

 

“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. “She left on her own terms.”

Eric Garner was choked to death by a police officer had a history of asthma and hypertensive cardiovascular disorder. His last words were "I can't breathe," which later became a slogan for activists.

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