Published: Wed, August 15, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Reality star Lyric McHenry dies at 26

Reality star Lyric McHenry dies at 26

A source tells Radar the 26-year-old was found wearing a pajama top and no trousers, sprawled out on a sidewalk, and was allegedly found with a "small ziplock bag containing cocaine".

The NYPD confirmed that a 26-year-old woman was found at about 5:05 a.m. Tuesday near Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place.

Lyric was best known for appearing on EJNYC alongside the show's main star EJ Johnson, 26. The woman was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Tragic news for EJNYC fans - Lyric McHenry is dead.

She was found only wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no trousers, the Daily Mail reports. The NYPD would not confirm her identity pending family notification. There were no obvious signs of trauma observed.

Police sources said McHenry (pictured hours before her death) was 20 weeks pregnant and in possession of cocaine.

The investigation remains ongoing and a cause of death is pending from the medical examiner.

She also shared video of herself sitting at an outside venue beside a male friend, who was documented saying "it's her birthday" as she blew a kiss to the camera with the N.Y.C. skyline behind them.

The reality star had been out celebrating her birthday with friends on Monday, after turning 26 on 6 August.

The series, which ran for a season in 2016, chronicled the life of Johnson, who made headlines as the openly gay son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, and his group of friends in New York City.

She also appeared in a photo shared by her sister, Maya McHenry, who wished her a happy birthday on Instagram.

McHenry, who was wearing a silk pink dress throughout the night, later took a bathroom selfie at an unknown location. 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. "Words can not express how much I love and appreciate you in my life".

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