Erica Garner, daughter of police chokehold victim, in coma with 'major brain damage' following heart attack

Erica Garner became an activist after her father died in a police chokehold.

Family members provided an update on her condition Wednesday evening after the outspoken activist against police brutality had a heart attack on Dec. 24. New York ABC station WABC confirmed Garner suffered a heart attack over the holiday weekend.

In an update on her verified Twitter page, a family member wrote Wednesday, she "suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest. Please continue to pray hard for Erica and pray for her family and kids just as much."

Her father's final words, "I can't breathe," were captured on cellphone video and became a rallying cry for protestors against police brutality.

New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, an outspoken critic of police abuse himself, tweeted "RIP" and "sorry to hear the news" to Erica Garner just after midnight on Thursday. The family quickly responded the tweet was not accurate.