Eric Garner death: Activist daughter Erica dies aged 27

Erica Garner takes part in candlelight vigil at the site where her father died in July last year after

Erica Garner takes part in candlelight vigil at the site where her father died in July last year after

Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of the late Eric Garner - who died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by NY police - has died. "No one gave her justice".

Erica Garner, 27, had been fighting for her life since she suffered a massive heart attack a week ago, family members told the Daily News Thursday. "We didn't deserve her", read messages from Garner's Twitter, now operated by a family member.

Her mother, Esaw Snipes-Garner, said her daughter's cardiac arrest was triggered by an asthma attack and she had since been in a coma.

Garner became a civil rights activist after video of her father's chokehold death at the hands of a NY police officer went viral and his final words "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for police reform activists.

Her official Twitter account confirmed her death on Saturday and took a shot at New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. However, a day after her family was still holding on to hope that she could recover. His last words were "I can't breathe", which became a slogan for activists.

A Staten Island grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo in 2014; the officer remains on modified duty.

Erica Garner became a voice against police brutality after his death.

Garner's death helped spark the "Black Lives Matter" movement. It was during the pregnancy that she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and suffered her first heart attack shortly after the delivery.

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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