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Erica Garner, Civil Rights Activist and Eric Garner's Daughter, Dead at 27

By TheBlast Staff

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."

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