Lyric McHenry, a student and philanthropist who appeared on the short-lived E! cable network series EJNYC, was found dead in the Bronx early Tuesday morning. McHenry starred on the show as part of the crew of former Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star EJ Johnson, the son of legendary NBA player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
The 26-year-old McHenry was pregnant at the time of her death.
From the New York Daily News:
Lyric McHenry, 26, who had worked on a reality show with hoop star Magic Johnson’s son, was found sprawled out on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Ave. and Boscobel Place in Highbridge at about 5 a.m. McHenry, who was 20 weeks pregnant was dressed in a pajama top and no pants, although she was wearing underwear, police said. Her knees were bruised, but showed no other injuries.
Some cocaine was found on her, according to police sources.
McHenry was transported to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she died of a suspected drug overdose.
Prior to her death, McHenry was posting videos on Instagram while partying at the Frederick Hotel, the SoHo Grand and Dream Downtown in Lower Manhattan.
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McHenry helped produce the E! show EJNYC — which lasted for one season — back in 2016 along with her sister, Maya. She then went on to work as an associate producer for Complex before becoming a freelance writer and producer. McHenry was a graduate of Stanford University.
Lyric McHenry Cause of Death: Suspected Drug Overdose
McHenry was found dead in the Bronx in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday, Aug. 14. While an official cause of death has not been confirmed by law enforcement officials, it was indicated that she died of a suspected drug overdose after being found unconscious with cocaine on her person. She later died at the local hospital.