Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter dies at 27

Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter dies at 27

It was Garner's second heart attack.

Erica Garner, who became a civil rights activist against police brutality after the death of her father in 2014, has died aged 27.

"She was a warrior, she was a fighter, and we didn't pull the plug on her", Snipes, Garner's mother, told the New York Daily News. The city of NY settled with Eric Garner's estate for $5.9 million in July 2015.

The 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".

Eric Garner died after a police officer subdued him with a chokehold in 2014.

His last words, as he was being pinned to the ground, were, "I can't breathe".

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

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"Even with my own heartbreak, when I demand justice, it's never just for Eric Garner", she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed past year endorsing then-Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

She had been in a coma after suffering a massive heart attack last week that left her with severe brain damage.

"I feel like an agent for individuals all through this entire country since I'm doing this. This is just the first fight in 27 years she lost".

"When you report this you recall that she was human: mother, little girl, sister, close relative". He added that her family did not remove her from life support.

Palanteo was charged with causing Garner's death, but a grand jury declined to indict him. "We're less because of this loss". I am praying for her family, who have already been through so much. "This city will miss her steadfast feeling of equity and enthusiasm for mankind", he said.

Some activists suggested the NYPD and its systems of power bore some responsibility for her death. "Erica had to fight for justice". At that point for her own life. All this for being Black in America. "She was a warrior to the end. Her heart was assaulted by a framework that would gag her father and not consider responsible those that did it". "We didn't deserve her", the team member wrote on Saturday. A CT scan showed that Garner, who was being treated at a hospital in Brooklyn, suffered "major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest", according to a statement posted Wednesday.

She also had a heart attack after giving birth to a boy named after her father in August.