Updated: Mar 18
The daughter of famed hip-hop pioneer Eric B. — Erica Supreme Barrier — has passed away after a serious car crash in Connecticut on Sunday. According to an Instagram post by “The Real Sister2Sister 2.0,” Erica died on Monday evening from her injuries.
Eric B.’s PR rep confirmed the news to “Sister2Sister 2.0,” according to the post, and he told the outlet in a statement,
“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.”
The statement added: “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.”
Connecticut state police said in an accident report that Erica, 28, was in a Mini Cooper Countryman on I-91 at 1 a.m. Sunday, when her vehicle “stopped in the center lane” and an oncoming truck “was unable to stop in time and impacted the rear of [Erica’s car].” She “sustained serious injuries,” according to the police report, “and was transported to Hartford Hospital.” The other driver was not injured, according to police. The investigation was ongoing.
Eric B.’s musical collaborator, Rakim, posted on a verified Facebook page:
“Deepest of condolences to my brother Eric B. and all of the extended family… 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.”