Erica Barrier, daughter of legendary producer Eric B. of the duo Eric B. and Rakim has passed away after a horrific car accident in Connecticut. Barrier suffered serious injuries in the early hours of the morning on Monday, March 16 which was originally reported by Sister 2 Sister magazine publisher Jamie Foster Brown.
Directly following the incident she was reportedly admitted to the intensive care unit at Connecticut’s Hartford Hospital. Hours later Brown shared via Instagram that Barrier had passed away due to the injuries she’d sustained.
The post shared a statement from Eric B. which read:
“She fought a valiant fight, however we trust God [and] His ultimate decision to bring her home. We want to sincerely thank everyone from around the world for the outpouring of support and love during this difficult time. Please continue to keep our family in prayer as we now prepare to lay Erica to rest. This was an unfortunate vehicular accident that claimed her life however, and it’s also crucial that we pray for the other driver involved. Our hearts also go out to him and his family as we hold no ill will in our hearts for those involved. Again, we accept God’s will and want to sincerely thank the good samaritans, first responders and impeccable medical staff who cared for our daughter at Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT.”
In a post on Facebook, Rakim, the other half of the duo shared a statement.
“Deepest of condolences to my brother Eric B. and all of the extended family. This evening, his daughter Erica passed on after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident,” he wrote. He went on to share, “Erica was the brightest of stars and while we miss her physical form greatly, we will celebrate her life and her energy eternally. Please put a blessing in the air.”
Earlier this week, Eric B. shared a special video featuring his daughter on his Instagram page. Take a look at the clip below.
Nas recently shared a touching post following Erica’s death.
We offer our condolences to Eric B. and his family during this rough and trying time.
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