Former reality TV star Lyric McHenry has died after she was found unconscious on a New York sidewalk.
The 26-year-old, who had appeared on the E! Series EJNYC, was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant when she was found sprawled on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx about 5am Tuesday.
She was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to the New York Daily News, she was found with a small ziplock bag containing cocaine and was not wearing pants.
Just hours before she was found, McHenry shared videos to Instagram of her partying in lower Manhattan.
After graduating from Stanford University, McHenry worked as an associated producer for Complex Networks after EJNYC ended after just one season.
Her film producer father, Doug McHenry, issued a statement describing his daughter as “a brilliant, creative and lovely young woman who shared a deep passion for writing, film, and a longstanding commitment to social justice.”
Etienne Maurice — one of McHenry’s close friends and the son of Broadway star Sheryl Lee Ralph — posted a heartfelt tribute in her honour on Wednesday.
“This s*** doesn’t feel real yo,” he wrote.
“I’ve never lost someone so close to me since my grandfather passed 6 years ago. Thank you to everyone for the prayers and condolences.
Funeral plans are now being arranged back in Los Angeles, where she spent most of her childhood.–