Erica Garner, daughter of murdered chokehold victim Eric, is dead at 27

The Rev. Al Sharpton told NBC New York that the young social change fighter died of natural causes on Saturday morning at Woodhull Hospital.

She "suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest", a family member wrote on Erica Garner's verified Twitter page on Wednesday.

Friends and activists are visiting the NY hospital where Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's eldest daughter is in grave condition after a heart attack. His last words became a rallying cry against police brutality throughout the country.

"Her heart was bigger than the world", another post on Erica's Twitter account read in part.

In 2014 Eric Garner was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a chokehold. She cared when most people wouldn't have. She also set up the Garner Way Foundation in her father's honor, which she said she would use to "fight to engage communities all over the world in this struggle through, political awareness, music, arts, and community activism".

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The amount of people employed and unemployed has also not changed, so the labor force for this county remains at 24,500. For November the unemployment rate came in at 6.2 percent, which was the same as the revised rate posted in October.

An autopsy by the city's medical examiner ruled Eric Garner's death a homicide. Donovan was the distict attorney when a grand jury declined to indict Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in connection with her father's death.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called Garner's death a "horrible tragedy".

"Erica took the truth with her everywhere she went, even if that truth made people uncomfortable", he said, recalling her willingness to confront President Barack Obama and demand that he take a stand against racially charged policing tactics.

The headstrong activist gave birth to a healthy baby boy in August, but her first cardiac arrest episode followed the pregnancy due to unforeseen complications. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election.

Garner's wife eventually settled with the city for approximately $1M and chose to remain in the same public housing she had been living in before his killing. She also told NBCBLK that her goal was to continue fighting for justice for him and others caught in similar situations.

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