Activist Erica Garner declared brain dead

Daughter of Eric Garner in coma after suffering heart attack

Daughter of Eric Garner in coma after suffering heart attack

Pregnancy apparently strained a heart condition, and when she had a recent asthma attack, it set off cardiac arrest, and she felt into a coma on Saturday.

"She's not gone, she's brain dead", her mother, Esaw Snipes, told the Daily News. His apparent last words - "I can't breathe!" Garner's father Eric Garner died in 2014 when he was put into a chokehold during an arrest on Staten Island.

She became an outspoken and sometimes controversial activist following his death, holding marches and speaking often to the media about her father's case.

The Twitter account hit back at a condolence message from Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams after he prematurely said on Thursday that Garner had died.

When her son was born in August, she named her newborn after her fallen father. It also was the start of Erica's advocacy against police brutality. The station was the first to break the news of her death, reporting it during their 9:30 newscast and then interrupting a news special already in progress at 10:38.

"Devastating! Praying for Erica Garner + sending love + light to her family + friends", tweeted Common. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and prominently appeared in an ad for his campaign.

According to the article, Eric Garner had been living with Jewel, his girlfriend, for more than three years at the time of his death.

Garner's Twitter account has become a place for people around the country to share their prayers for and memories of her over the past several days. "I'm speaking out, me being his daughter", she said in the ad. In 2015, the Garner family settled a civil wrongful death suit with the city for $5.9m.

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