Youthful mother kicks the bucket on Facebook live and no one does anything to help her instantly
Then she started singing, but shortly after the video started, Herndon's demeanor changed. Her aunt, Barbara Johnson who saw her on Facebook Live said:
“She go to whipping 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 Riley picked the phone up and started talking and playing and then I hear (gasping) then I heard one more … I didn’t hear nothing else.”
The video ended when one of Herndon's friends got to her house, saw her on the floor and called 911.
Unfortunately, Herndon did not make it.
Her mother, Mary Morgan, tried to explain what may have triggered her collapse, she said:
“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.”Richard couldn't believe people were able to continue watching the video even after his daughter collapsed. He said he wished someone had acted sooner:
“It's amazing for someone to sit there and see somebody or hear them take their last breath, and nobody did anything,”
He was thankful to her daughter's friend who eventually checked up on her.
"For her to leave two kids so young. So early is ... I don't know how to deal with it," said Richard.
"As soon as she fell and she didn't grab the phone back, they should have done something," her half-sister Keishun Brown said.
Herndon is being remembered as a “beautiful, free spirited and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.”
She left behind her 1-year old son and another young child.