Erica Garner Has Passed Away At The Age of 27

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Erica Garner had been in a coma since last Saturday, when she suffered a heart attack, according to local news reports and the Twitter account.

Erica's official Twitter account had been posting updates on her progress and confirmed her passing Saturday morning.

"Her heart was bigger than the world", another tweet posted to her account read.

Erica suffered a severe asthma attack that led to her going into cardiac arrest.

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

Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner has died in a NY hospital at the age of 27.

Activist Erica Garner, a vocal activist and organizer within the Black Lives Matter movement, has died.

Garner was placed into a medically induced coma on December 23 after suffering a heart attack brought on by asthma. Doctors said the pregnancy had put a strain on her heart, which was later found to be enlarged. One thread of messages claimed NYPD officers kicked everyone out of her hospital room despite the fact that they were allowed to be there. A report Thursday said Garner was brain dead with no chance of recovery.


Now, unfortunately, she has passed away.

Mr Garner's death was caught on tape as he told Staten Island, New York police who were arresting him: "I can't breathe".

Eric Garner's pleas of "I can't breathe!" as he was put into a chokehold by Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo became a national rallying cry and helped spark the Black Lives Matter movement.

"It's hard to find any aspect of life that's not impacted by racial discrimination", Richard David, a neonatologist at the University of IL of Chicago, told NPR. She cared when most people wouldn't have.

Garner was being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Her death also attracted attention via social media.

"It's just sad to see her laying there and not the active Erica that we know", Sharpton said.

"We are just praying for a miracle", Rev. Al Sharpton told the Daily News after he visited Erica Garner in the hospital.

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