A woman who appeared on and was a producer of a reality television show was found dead Tuesday in New York City. CNN reports that Lyric McHenry, known for her work on the E! series “EJNYC,” had just turned 26 this month.
The report quotes a statement from the New York Police Department saying a 26-year-old woman was found early Tuesday morning “unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place, within the confines of the 44 Precinct.”
“There were no obvious signs of trauma observed,” the statement adds. “EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.”
An investigation is ongoing, and the medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, but police suspect that she died of an overdose, according to media reports.
McHenry was reportedly a longtime friend of Earvin “EJ” Johnson, the star of “EJNYC.”
“The series, which ran for a season in 2016, chronicled the life of Johnson, who made headlines as the openly gay son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, and his group of friends in New York City,” CNN reports.
Johnson posted an Instagram photo of McHenry and others on Aug. 6 with a birthday message to McHenry, which you can see below.
People reports that McHenry was 20 weeks pregnant. According to media reports she was found wearing a pajama top and underwear, but no pants, with a small bag of cocaine found on her.