*For the past week or so, people have been wondering when going home services would be held for LA radio legend Cliff Winston. We now have the details.
But first, we’ve have grave news about Erica Garner.
Erica, the daughter of Eric Garner, whose death helped spark the #BlackLivesMatter movement after an NYPD officer choked him to death, is brain dead with no chance of recovery, according to reports.
Ms. Garner, 27, slipped into a coma after her brain was starved of oxygen following a heart attack on Saturday, just days before Christmas, the New York Daily News reported.
Garner’s mother revealed the extent of her condition Thursday.
“She’s not gone; she’s brain dead,” Esaw Snipes said. “Physically she is still with us.”
A person who identified themselves as a co-worker took over her Twitter account to keep the young activists 35,000 followers updated with new developments. On Wednesday, the co-worker announced Garner suffered severe brain damage.
“Cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest,” the tweet read.
News of her condition carried the tragic connection of her father’s death. Garner emerged as a fiery critic of the NYPD and police brutality after Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo killed her father in July 2014 using a chokehold—a technique the department had banned.
*In other news, beloved LA radio personality Cliff Winston, who suffered a major fatal heart attack on December 19 will be funeralized at 1pm on January 4 in Los Angeles.
His viewing is set for the day before, January 3 at Angelus Funeral Home.
Here is the specific information:
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4p – 8p
Angelus Funeral Home
3875 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:00pm
West Angeles Church of God in Christ (North Campus)
3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Immediately following Service
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, California • 90302
Phone: (310) 412-6811
For our previous stories on the death of Cliff Winston, click here.