NEW YORK (AP) – The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner, Erica Garner, has died after a week-long hospital stay following a heart attack.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, in announcing Garner’s death Saturday, says she fought for justice and was “a warrior to the end.” She died in a New York hospital. She was 27.
Garner’s official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart “bigger than the world.”
Her father, Eric Garner, died after a police officer subdued him with a chokehold in 2014. His last words were “I can’t breathe,” which became a slogan for activists.
Erica Garner became a voice against police brutality after his death.
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