Erica Garner dies; fought police brutality after dad's death

Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack

Erica Garner Cause Of Death: How Did Eric Garner's Daughter Die?

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in announcing Garner's death Saturday, says she fought for justice and was "a warrior to the end".

Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, has died after suffering a massive heart attack. "No one gave her justice.de Blasio. explain how she died with no justice".

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Erica Garner recently discovered she had heart problems after the birth of her son whom she named after her father
Andrew Burton via Getty Images Erica Garner recently discovered she had heart problems after the birth of her son whom she named after her father

According to New York Daily News, Erica Garner learned she had heart problems about four months ago when she suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery of her son, whom she named after her father.

The activist's death was confirmed by her family on her official Twitter account, with Garner's sister urging people to remember her as a "mother, daughter, sister and aunt".

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Eric Garner died in 2014 after New York City police officers put him in a chokehold, a move the NYPD had banned. She fought the good fight.

His words became a rallying cry for Black Lives Matter protesters, and the video of the arrest made headlines around the world. 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. News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery. "What do you want from marching?' He was my father", Garner told NBC News in 2015. Garner was placed in a coma after suffering from a heart attack.

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Tributes have been pouring in from fellow human rights activists, with many leaving the message "Rest in power" to honor the political activist and mother of two.

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