Erica Garner

 

 

Age: 27

 

Summary: civil rights activist and daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner whose father was stopped on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes and died after a white police officer subdued him with a choke-hold in 2014 (a grand jury declined to indict the officer, but the city agreed to pay a $6 million civil settlement) and whose last words "I can't breathe" became a slogan for activists, who became a voice for police accountability after his death by criticizing New York Democrat mayor Bill de Blasio over policing matters, and who campaigned on behalf of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (an independent) for president in 2016.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: May 29, 1990

 

Died: December 30, 2017

 

Location: New York City, New York