Erica Barrier, daughter of Eric B, or Eric B and Rakim fame, has died following a car crash in Hartford, Connecticut on March 16.
Barrier’s tragic passing was confirmed in a statement from Eric B’s publicist Alvina Alston who said, via More Media, “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 in Hartford CT.”
Eric B Posted 96 Photos of His Daughter on His Instagram Page as His Daughter Passed Away
Eric B has not made a statement on his Instagram page on the passing of his daughter but did post the above video. In addition, Eric B filled his Instagram page with 96 images of his daughter as he mourned her tragic death. On her Instagram page, Barrier wrote in the bio section, “The Superior Room.” This was Barrier’s final Instagram post that came on March 1:
Eric B’s professional partner, Rakim, also paid tribute to Barrier saying in a Facebook post, “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. 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.”
An 18-Wheeler Truck Rolled Over Barrier’s Car Around 1 a.m. on March 15
Blog Sister2Sister reported that an 18-wheeler truck rolled over Barrier’s car around 1 a.m. on March 15. That crash left Barrier with fractures in her spine and neck. The New York Post later reported that Barrier’s Mini Cooper Countryman “stopped in the center lane” and an oncoming truck “was unable to stop in time and impacted the rear of [Erica’s car].” The newspaper said that the truck driver was not injured in the crash. Barrier was rushed to Hartford Hospital where she was treated.
One of Barrier’s Final Interactions on Facebook Saw Her Tell Her Uncle, ‘That’s OK… You Will Win Regardless’
Barrier’s uncle paid a beautiful tribute to her on Facebook, writing in part, “I don’t even know where to start. This day, and age, shit is different and I’m still learning to adjust. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way before. Your pictures are everywhere.” Barrier’s uncle also posted a screenshot of the last interaction he had with her on Facebook. The comment saw Barrier say to her uncle, “That’s ok… you will win regardless.”