[Update] Watch: Father of Keiana Herndon Speaks Out Against 'Friends' Who Watched His Daughter Die on Facebook Live

[Update] Watch: Father of Keiana Herndon Speaks Out Against 'Friends' Who Watched His Daughter Die on Facebook Live

"I don't know how to deal with it."

Published January 1, 2017

Updated January 3: 

The father of 26-year-old Keiana Herndon has spoken out against the people who watched his daughter suffering and did not act. 

Richard Herndon has still not watched the video, but he can't believe that all the people watching and commenting did not do anything when they heard her gasping for air. 

"It's amazing for someone to sit there and see somebody or hear them take their last breath and nobody did anything," Richard told Fox 16. "So, I want to take my hat off to everybody that actual did something."

Richard also added that losing his daughter has been one of the most challenging things he's had to face.

"For her to leave two kids so young. So early is ... I don't know how to deal with it," said Richard.

Previous January 1:

A young woman and mother of two died last week after she was streaming herself talking to friends on Facebook Live and holding her 1-year-old son.

Keiana Herndon passed away from heart problems last Wednesday (December 28) after she began rubbing her face, shaking her head and experiencing shortness of breath. She was telling some of her 3,400 FB friends, including her son, who was reportedly watching, about her plans on going back to school earlier in the video.

A friend would rush in after Herndon fell to the floor, but it was too late. She would later pass away at the hospital. Keiana’s mother, Mary Morgan, told ABC7 News her daughter had a thyroid issue, which triggered her death.

The original video has been removed from Facebook. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.

Keiana Herndon was an aide at a rehabilitation center and a popular mom who enjoyed documenting her life on social media. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her two younger boys, Ja’Kylan and Rylee.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Keiana Herndon via Facebook)


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