NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 9:50 AM
The father of an Arkansas woman who collapsed and died while on Facebook Live video is criticizing her “friends” that did not help until it was too late.
Keiana Herndon was talking and singing to viewers from rural El Dorado with her 1-year-old son, who witnessed as she fell off screen and struggled to breathe.
Her uncle told KARK that the stream went from only a handful of Facebook users to “too many” as the 26-year-old’s child began screaming.
“It's amazing for someone to sit there and see somebody or hear them take their last breath, and nobody did anything,” Herndon’s father Richard, who has not watched the now-deleted video, told the station.
Keiana Herndon, 25, died on Facebook Live while streaming from Arkansas.(Facebook)
"As soon as she fell and she didn't grab the phone back, they should have done something," her half-sister Keishun Brown told the Daily News.
Brown said that the mother of two had thyroid problems and similar collapses in the period leading up to her death, but that she did not tell many people about the disease.
KATV reported that thousands of her friends were watching the clip, which ended 30 minutes after the collapse when the friend whose house Herndon was at arrived home from work and turned the video off.
Herndon's father Richard (top right) criticized people watching the video for not immediately helping.(Facebook)
A GoFundMe page set up for her children said that she was a “beautiful, free spirited and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.”
The page had raised more than $2,000 as of Monday afternoon.
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