Lyric McHenry, ‘EJNYC’ Star, Found Dead At 26
Lyric McHenry, best known for her appearances on the 2016 E! reality series EJNYC, was discovered dead on Tuesday morning in New York City. She was only 26 years old.
LYRIC MCHENRY, EJNYC STAR, FOUND DEAD AT 26
According to CNN, a young woman was found “unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place, within the confines of the 44 Precinct.”
According to the NYPD’s statement, “There were no obvious signs of trauma observed. EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.”
The woman was later identified as McHenry. The NYPD’s investigation into her death is still ongoing, and the medical examiner’s report is still pending.
Earvin “EJ” Johnson, EJNYC‘s star and a close friend of McHenry’s, celebrated her birthday with her on Aug. 6, sharing his wishes for her on Instagram:
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
McHenry worked in Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign when she was only 15. She later graduated from Stanford University, interning in their video department from 2016 to 2017 and starring in their Lingo With Lyric YouTube series. Refinery29 described McHenry as “a producer and on-screen talent” who “was devoted to opening up a dialogue around racial and social awareness.”