Erica Garner passed away Saturday morning due to complications from a heart attack she had suffered last weekend. She was 27.
A family representative made the statement via Garner’s Twitter account, saying, “She passed away this morning. The reports are real. We didn’t deserve her.”
Erica Garner became a civil rights activist in 2014 after her father, Eric Garner, was killed on camera at the hands of a New York Police Department officer using a chokehold.
Garner had since become a voice in the Black Lives Matter movement. In 2016, Garner appeared in a campaign advertisement for Bernie Sanders.
Garner’s family added, “May you find the peace in the next life that you deserved while you were here.”