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Eric B.’s daughter Erica Barrier killed in car accident

The 28-year-old passed away in Connecticut.

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Erica Barrier — the daughter of legendary producer Eric B. — has tragically passed away. The 28-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a car accident on Monday (March 16) in Connecticut. According to an Instagram post from Sister 2 Sister’s publisher Jamie Foster Brown, Barrier suffered a broken neck and spine and was admitted into the intensive care unit at Connecticut’s Hartford Hospital.

“Twenty Eight year old, Erica Supreme Barrier, the daughter of music legend Eric Barrier ( Eric B) is in extreme critical condition this morning after a horrific car crash in Connecticut,” Brown wrote. “This after an 18 wheeler rolled over her vehicle at approximately 1am in Hartford. Investigators are still piecing together the exact cause of the crash. Barrier is suffering from severe neck and spine fractures, among her many life threatening injuries, confirmed Eric B’s long time publicist Alvina Alston. The family is at her bedside and asking for your prayers.”

In a second post, Brown confirmed that Barrier had tragically passed away Monday evening (March 16).

“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,” Eric B. said, according to Brown’s Instagram. “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.”

Rakim, who rapped opposite in his and Eric’s legendary duo, Eric B. & Rakim, offered his condolences to his partner on Facebook.

“Deepest of condolences to my brother Eric B. and all of the extended family,” he wrote Monday (March 16). “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.”

We offer our deepest condolences to Eric B. and his family at this time. On Tuesday, the prolific producer shared an Instagram video of his daughter joining him on stage. See the sweet clip below.

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