Erica Garner

Age 27




NEW YORK (AP) — The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner died Saturday after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

"She was a warrior to the end. She stood up for justice for her father," the Rev. Al Sharpton said in announcing the death of Erica Garner, 27, at a New York hospital.

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."

In 2014, her father, Eric Garner, who was black, was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold. A grand jury declined to indict the officer; the city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement.

Garner's last words, "I can't breathe," became a slogan for activists.

Erica Garner became a voice for police accountability after his death, criticizing Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters. In 2016, she campaigned on behalf of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, for president.

Garner's mother, Esaw Snipes, told The New York Times previously that Garner, who gave birth four months ago, had learned during the pregnancy that she had heart problems. Snipes said Garner had a heart attack after an asthma episode and was placed in a medically induced coma.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

It is always so very difficult when we loose someone in death. I know the family Is shattered over the different tragedies that the family has encountered.Erica was doing her best to fight fir equality. Peace to the family.

My sincerest condolences for your family. This sister was a warrior and I am so sad so hear of her death in 2017. Peace and blessings to your family as you move forward. I wish you healing and peace from Seattle, WA....from one activist to an activist family. God bless.

May your treasured memories continue to provide a measure of comfort and peace to the family. Please be strengthened from Isaiah 61:1,2; God "binds up the broken-hearted and comforts all who mourn".

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

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My condolences to the family of Erica Garner.Rest assured that God understands your pain, and will give you comfort beyond measure.He promises to console those who mourn and to heal those broken at heart, Isaiah 61:1,2