Erica “Supreme” Barrier, daughter of hip-hop legend, Eric B, has passed away at the age of 28.
According to reports, Barrier was involved in a motor vehicle accident with an 18-wheeler last week in Hartford, CT and had been listed in critical condition. The 28-year-old took her last breath on Monday evening (March 16) after suffering life-threatening injuries, including a severe neck and spine fracture.
Eric B’s publicist, Alvina Alston, issued the following statement to Sister 2 Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown on behalf of the hip-hop legend: “It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Erica Supreme Barrier at 6:18 pm EST Monday evening. She fought a valiant fight, however, we TRUST GOD & HIS ultimate decision to bring her home.”
It continues: “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.”
With a heart emoji as the caption, Eric B shared a heartwarming video of his daughter joining him on stage after performing at the Eric B and Rakim concert at New York City’s Irving Plaza on April 9, 2018.
“My daughter, Erica,” he says before the crowd applauses. “She thinks she’s my twin and my boss.”
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Eric B’s musical partner, Rakim, shared condolences to his brother and paid tribute to Erica with 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.”
Our hearts and prayers go out to Eric B, his daughter, and their family and friends at this time.