Activist Erica Garner is reportedly in a coma after suddenly suffering a heart attack.
The daughter of police brutality victim Eric Garner, a tweet from Erica’s official Twitter page confirmed the sad news of her sudden heart attack on Sunday evening.
Reverend Al Sharpton later took to social media on Monday morning to share that he’d visited Erica in the hospital and urged the public to send prayers her way.
The 27-year-old became a public figure in July 2014, after the death of her 43-year-old father Eric Garner, who lost his life after being placed in a fatal chokehold by NYPD officers who approached him while he was allegedly selling cigarettes outside of a convenient store in Staten Island. Garner was a father of 6 whose senseless death was captured on a video, although the officers responsible for his death were ultimately acquitted.
Eric Garner’s death was one of many in 2016 that further ignited the Black Lives Matter movement and called for an end to police brutality in communities of color.