Mom: Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner's daughter in coma

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Garner, who is the oldest daughter of Eric Garner, who died in July 2014 after NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo restrained him with an illegal chokehold, was on life support at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Eve. "No one gave her justice".

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".

Garner reportedly suffered "major brain damage" from a heart attack she had last week and died at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday morning after being in a coma since December 23.

Garner came to prominence when her father, Eric Garner, died in 2014 after being put in a chokehold by an New York City police officer, an event that touched off protests across the country.

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She had been hospitalized in Brooklyn, New York, after she reportedly went into cardiac arrest nearly a week ago.

Erica leaves behind a husband, an 8-year-old daughter, a 4-month-old son, and a slew of family and friends to mourn her legacy and life. His last words were reportedly "I can't breathe". A jury voted not to indict Pantaleo on criminal charges and he remains on the force.

She also had a heart attack after giving birth to a boy named after her father in August.

Erica Garner became an outspoken activist. She endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president and appeared in an campaign advertisement for the senator from Vermont, who posted a statement on Twitter earlier in the week in response to the news about her health.