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Activist Erica Garner, daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner dies at 27

Eric Garner's daughter Erica Garner, center is joined by his mother Gwen Carr, left, second from left, daughter Emerald Snipes, second from right, and wife Esaw Snipes, as she speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in New York. The family of Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold, discussed the $5.9 million settlement it reached with the city days before the anniversary of his death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner has died after a weeklong hospital stay following a heart attack.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, in announcing Erica Garner's death Saturday, says she fought for justice and was "a warrior to the end." She died in a New York hospital. She was 27.

Garner's official Twitter account, run by her family and friends since she became ill, asked that she be remembered as a mother, daughter, sister and aunt with a heart "bigger than the world."

Her father, Eric Garner, died after a police officer subdued him with a chokehold in 2014. His last words were "I can't breathe," which became a slogan for activists.

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


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