Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry found dead on Bronx sidewalk, reports say

Brenda Watkins
August 15, 2018

She was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant.

Before her stint on television, McHenry was a Ron Brown scholar at Stanford University and worked on Barack Obama's presidential campaign when she was just 15 years old.

It's unclear how she ended up in what one source told the Daily News is an unsafe area of the Bronx.

They say McHenry was found without trousers and in possession of cocaine, although it's unclear if her death was drug-related. She died at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and police have said they suspect she suffered an overdose.

But they did reveal that "On Tuesday, August 14th at 5am a police encountered a 26-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk at Boscobel Place".

Lyric was also very close to EJ Johnson, the son of Magic Johnson, who she starred alongside on E!'s EJNYC.

Aside from visible bruises on her knees, there were no other injuries or cuts reportedly found on McHenry's body.

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"There were no obvious signs of trauma observed", the NYPD statement read. The medical examiner has not yet determined her cause of death. The NYPD would not confirm her identity pending family notification.

The day before her death, the reality star documented her birthday celebrations in several Instagram Stories, partying with friends at The Frederick Hotel, SoHo Grand Hotel and Dream Downtown in Manhattan.

The final video she posted shows McHenry with her arm around a man, the Manhattan skyline behind her. "It's a joke, okay", Maya said as McHenry smiled into the camera while sitting beside the same male friend.

"Words can not express how much I love and appreciate you in my life".

McHenry, who was wearing a silk pink dress throughout the night, later took a bathroom selfie at an unknown location.

Last week, Johnson celebrated McHenry's birthday with a loving social media post. "I love you ❤️ #leoseason #teamthis".

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