Following a very severe car crash in Connecticut on Saturday, the daughter of the legendary hip-hop artist, Eric B, from Eric B. and Rakim, died at the age of 28. An Instagram post from The RealSister2Sister 2.0 revealed that Erica died on Monday after suffering serious injuries.
The rapper confirmed his daughter’s death to the outlet, Sister2Sister 2.0, and he said in a statement that despite her fight to stay alive, she died and God brought her home. Eric B thanked all of his supporters and fans online who offered kinds words during such a difficult time.
Eric B’s statement also added that it was crucial for people to pray for the driver of the other vehicle, who was also struggling, albeit emotionally. Eric B and his family urged for sympathy for the other motorist, “as we hold no ill will in our hearts for those involved.”
Page Six was the first to report that Connecticut state police confirmed the 28-year-old woman was hit by an oncoming truck after she stopped in the middle of the road while driving her Mini Cooper Countryman on the I-91.
The police confirmed that the young woman was hurt badly and was taken to the Hartford Hospital. The other driver, however, was not killed or harmed. On their Facebook page, Rakim, a member of the pioneering group, shouted out to Eric B and commemorated his daughter’s tragic passing.
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It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Erica Supreme Barrier on Monday 3-16-2020 at 6:18pm EST, states Alvina Alston, Eric B’s Publicist. “She fought a valiant fight, however we TRUST GOD & 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.” Says Eric B. For exclusive photos and up-to-the-minute details, visit https://www.facebook.com/sister2sister2.0/. Media Contact: Aurora Gordon, [email protected] . About Sister2Sister2.0 Sister 2 Sister 2.0 is the rebranding of the ground-breaking Black celebrity magazine, Sister2Sister, published by Jamie Foster-Brown in 1988. A-listers like, Jamie Fox, Oprah, Gabrielle Union, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Lil Wayne, Floyd Mayweather, debuted on Sister2Sister covers before they were on the public’s radar. Foster-Brown is a tour-de-force in celebrity lifestyles and an established journalists who’s interviewed legends like Dick Clark and Michael Jackson, plus powerhouses. Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Gayle King, to name a few. @moremediahits @therealdjericb #sister2sister2.0 #prayersneeded #prayers🙏🏾 #condonlences #ericb #lovingdaughter❤ #gonebutneverforgotten @therealsister2sister2.0 @madina_milana #madina_milana @revoltTV #revoltTV #Gia_casey @gia_casey #djenvy @djenvy #breakfastclubam Breakfast Club Angelayee #angelayee Rickey Smiley #hiphop
Fans of Eric B know that he has had a particularly rough year, including the Page Six report from November 2019, which revealed that the rapper had been released from jail after being arrested on an old warrant.
At the time of his arrest, he had an important role in the popular television series, Blue Bloods. Todd Malm claimed that the rapper was arrested in the state of New Jersey on a warrant from 2002 after he didn’t go to court almost two decades ago.
When the news came out, Eric B’s attorney, Patrick Toscano, confirmed that the pioneering artist was filled with anxiety over the idea of losing his job on the popular show as a consequence of the arrest.