The daughter of hip-hop icon, DJ and native Long Islander Eric B, Erica Supreme Barrier, has passed away.
In Connecticut, the 28-year-old sustained injuries from a car accident in which her car “stopped in the center lane” and an oncoming truck “was unable to stop in time and impacted the rear of [Erica’s car],” according to the police report. The driver of the truck was not injured and the investigation is ongoing.
The news came from Eric B’s publicist Alvina Alston. The story of the accident was originally posted by Sister 2 Sister magazine publisher, Jamie Foster Brown. She also posted Alston’s official statement.
“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,” said Alston. “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. 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,” said Eric B.
Eric B posted the following on Instagram.
Rakim, the other half of the legendary rap duo and Wyndanch native, took to social media to send his condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric B and the rest of Erica Barrier’s friends and family.