The video began with Keiana Herndon singing. Herndon was using the Facebook feature “Live” as she began to build her audience. Aside from singing, she also shared with her 3,400 Facebook friends that she planned on going back to school.
Herndon even responded to viewers who asked her to show off her children. She obliged by showing her youngest son. Then, tragedy struck. She began to shake her head and wipe her face as the number of viewers grew.
One of her viewers, aunt Barbara Johnson, noticed her niece acting strangely.
The young mother of 2 then fell to the floor as the phone dropped to the floor. Screams could be heard in the background as Herndon struggled to breathe.
‘She go to wiping her face and shaking her head, and I was thinking, what’s wrong with Kei? We call her Kei. She then, she fell back and then Rylee picked the phone up and started talking and playing and then I hear [gasping noise], then I heard one more … I didn’t hear nothing else,’ the stunned aunt told ABC news.
Tragically, the last thing recorded was Herndon’s friend running into the room and calling 911. The devoted mom was rushed to the hospital but it was too late. She died from heart problems.
Rumors have been speculating about Herndon’s death but her family wanted to clear up any misconceptions.
‘She had thyroid problems. The thyroid messes with everything and it triggered her heart. It’s a tragedy, I know that much, and I know one thing, I would love to have my baby back with me,’ said her mother, Mary Morgan.
Her family shared that one of the things Herndon loved to do was to share her life with her social media followers. However, they never thought that Facebook would be documenting her death as well.
Never knew that was going to be the last breath she would take [would be on] on social media live, said Johnson.
The original video has been removed from Facebook. An autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.