Former Reality Star Lyric McHenry Dies At 26 Of Suspected Overdose

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Reality star Lyric McHenry who was best known for her appearances on the now defunct reality series EJNYC on E! starring Magic Johnson’s son EJ, has been found after a suspected overdose at only 26 years old.

According to multiple outlets, McHenry’s body was found on a sidewalk at 5 a.m. in only a pajama top and underwear with a small bag of cocaine nearby above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place in Highbridge in the Bronx area of New York.

After she was found, McHenry was transported to the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she reportedly died. McHenry was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant.

McHenry’s death came only hours after she had been celebrating her birthday with friends and took videos on her Instagram Story partying at The Frederick Hotel, the Soho Grand Hotel and the Dream Hotel.

Last week, EJ Johnson celebrated McHenry’s birthday with a loving social media post.

“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,” he wrote.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death and the investigation remains ongoing. No obvious signs of trauma were observed.

Telisa Carter

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