26-year-old reality star Lyric McHenry, who was 20 weeks pregnant, found dead on NYC sidewalk
Lyric was the daughter of movie producer Doug McHenry, and has appeared alongside Magic Johnson's son EJ Johnson on the 2016 E! show EJNYC
Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead on Tuesday morning in New York City, according to multiple reports. She was 26 and 20 weeks pregnant.
Lyric McHenry, who had appeared alongside Magic Johnson's son, EJ Johnson, on the 2016 E! show EJNYC, was found on a sidewalk in the Bronx around 5 am, according to the New York Daily News. Authorities said that she was found wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no pants, the Daily Mail reported.
She was the daughter of movie producer Doug McHenry, who has worked on flicks such as 'New Jack City' and 'Krush Groove.'
As per the reports in the Daily News, McHenry was transported to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she died. The New York Post reported that she apparently had drugs on her.
A New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed to outlets that a 26-year-old woman was found "unconscious and unresponsive" on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place at approximately 5:05 am on Tuesday.
Emergency Medical Services responded to the location and transported her to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No obvious signs of trauma were observed. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation are ongoing.
McHenry's reported death came just hours after she seemed to be celebrating her birthday. The reality star, who turned 26 on August 6, posted videos to Instagram showing her out at the Frederick Hotel, the SoHo Grand and Dream Downtown in Manhattan.
Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1 @lyric_leigh words cannot express how much I love and appreciate you in my life. Your constant love, respect and companionship gives me the confidence to live my truth every single day and I am so blessed that even as baby divas we recognized the greatness in each other. I love you ❤️ #leoseason #teamthis
In her final clip, which she posted around 1 am, she was seen sitting next to a male friend as she blew a kiss to the camera. McHenry was a graduate from Stanford University and was a freelance writer and producer.
She previously appeared and served as a producer on close friend EJ Johnson's reality show, as well as worked as an associate producer and host for Complex Networks. From June 2008 to August 2011, the outlet reported that McHenry worked as a fundraising intern for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.