Activist Erica Garner Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

Erica Garner    
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Erica Garner Andrew Burton Getty Images

The 27-year-old became a prominent civil-rights activist after her father, Eric Garner, was killed after being put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer in 2014. "No one gave her justice", she wrote.

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.

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.

"The only thing I can say is that she was a warrior", Erica's mother Esaw Snipes told the New York Times on Saturday.

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She had been hospitalized in Brooklyn, New York, after she reportedly went into cardiac arrest nearly a week ago. His last words were reportedly "I can't breathe".

Erica Garner became an activist after the death of her father, Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York, in 2014.

Following her father's death, Garner led marches in NY and elsewhere, drawing attention to the plight of African-Americans who've been victims of police brutality.

Mr Garner's death was ruled a homicide by medical examiners, but a grand jury did not charge any arresting officers in the case. She suffered a heart attack shortly after the delivery. It was during the pregnancy that she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery. The mother of two had remained on life support Thursday morning.

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