Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry found dead on sidewalk with drugs

Lyric McHenry

Lyric McHenry

The 26-year-old was five months pregnant, according to the New York Daily News. Her sister, model and photographer, Maya McHenry, also joined in on the celebrations. She was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant. The medical examiner has not yet determined her cause of death.

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 trousers, although she was wearing underwear, police said.

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

A New York Police Department spokesperson tells PEOPLE a 26-year-old female 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, at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Tuesday. She tagged herself at The Frederick Hotel, SoHo Grand Hotel and Dream Downtown.

Lyric was best known for appearing on EJNYC alongside the show's main star EJ Johnson, 26.

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On Aug. 6, McHenry's actual birthday, Johnson had wished his friend a happy birthday on Instagram.

She posted an Instagram story of McHenry happily posing for the camera, the caption reading '@lyric_leigh bday turnup'.

EJNYC lasted for one season on E! and featured EJ and a slew of his close friends in Manhattan.

'Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1 @lyric_leigh words can not express how much I love and appreciate you in my life, ' EJ wrote. According to her Instagram account she also worked on the Obama campaign.

She went on to work as an agent trainee at UTA before moving on to jobs in video production at Complex Networks and Refinery29.

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