It is reported that reality TV producer and former reality star Lyric McHenry recently passed away due to a suspected drug overdose.
According to the Daily Mail, McHenry, 26, was found dead and sprawled out on a sidewalk “in a desolate part of the Bronx,” in New York City. She was reportedly wearing a pajama top and underwear the moment she was found.
McHenry, who was 20 weeks pregnant, had visible bruises on her knees. However, no other injuries or cuts were reportedly found on her body. She was also allegedly carrying a “small Ziplock bag containing cocaine.”
The site further reports that after being found unconscious on the sidewalk, McHenry was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital where she later was pronounced dead.
Mere hours prior to her being found, she reportedly posted videos on Instagram “partying at the Frederick Hotel, the SoHo Grand and Dream Downtown in lower Manhattan.” An autopsy has since been scheduled to determine what caused her death.
She is mostly known for producing and appearing in her best friend EJ Johnson’s reality series, EJNYC, back in 2016.
McHenry was a graduate of Stanford University and worked on president Obama’s presidential campaign when she was just 15 years old.
Just a week ago, EJ posted a heartfelt message dedicated to McHenry for her birthday, which she recently celebrated.
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