Arkansas mom dies on Facebook Live

Ray Hunter
January 2, 2017

Thousands witnessed some of the final moments in a South Arkansas mother's life, when it comes to an end during a Facebook live stream.

Herndon, an aide at a rehabilitation center, loved to document her life on social media, said friends.

Keiana Herndon, above, died on Facebook Live - her father, Richard, shared her last video with Arkansas Matters but says he himself can't watch it.

"For her to leave two kids so young, so early is..."

Her aunt Barbara Johnson explained that as she spoke about her dreams of going back to school the young mother began wiping her face and shaking her head, displaying erratic behavior. We call her Kei.

During the video, she started rubbing her eyes and shaking her head, then she fell on the floor. "I didn't hear nothing else", her aunt told KATV.

A mother of two died during a video chat on Facebook Live as members of her family and her friends looked on helplessly. She would later pass away at the hospital.

The video has since been removed from Facebook. "The nurse came in and told me that my baby was gone", said Herndon's mother, Mary Morgan. Her father says that's far too long, and he wishes someone would have acted sooner.

Since Keiana Herndon's death was broadcasted to social media users on Facebook Live, there are rumors circulating about the nature of her death.

He said Keiana recently learned an issue with her thyroid could turn deadly. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death. "It's a tragedy, I know that much, and I know one thing, I would love to have my baby back with me", said Morgan.

The family set up a GoFundMe page in her honor.

Although Herndon's official cause of death has yet to be determined, thyroid complications can greatly impact the functions of the heart.

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