Sister of Eric Garner, Erika, dies after heart attack

Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack

Erica Garner has been hospitalized in Brooklyn since Saturday.

Erica Garner, an activist and the daughter of Eric Garner has passed away at the age of 27.

Chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD, and a ruling by the New York City medical examiner found Eric Garner died due to "compression of neck (choke hold)".

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Snipes said Garner had a heart attack after an asthma episode and was placed in a medically induced coma. Atlanta Black Star will be doing a more extensive piece to shine a light on the extensive work Garner has done and her legacy as an activist. The mother of two had remained on life support Thursday morning.

Yesterday - after Erica Garner's death - a tweet from her official account challenged New York City's mayor saying "She only pursued right, no matter what".

His words became a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter protesters, and the video of the arrest made headlines around the world. "This is just the first fight in 27 years she lost", Garner's mother, Esaw, stated. Though Garner's death was ruled a homicide, the grand jury did not indict Pantaleo and the city of NY settled with Garner's estate for $5.9 million. "What do you want from marching?' He was my father", Garner told NBC News in 2015.

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Garner gave birth to her second child in August, naming him after her late father. His mother, Venida Browder, suffered a heart attack 16 months after his death.

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

"These people will co-opt anything to push their agenda", Garner said, calling out Clinton's campaign team on Twitter.

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