Reality Star Lyric McHenry Found Dead at 20 Weeks Pregnant & the Details Are Disturbing

Lyric Leigh
lyric_leigh/Instagram

There are truly no words for how tragic this story is. EJNYC star Lyric McHenry was found dead above a NYC expressway in the wee hours of the morning, just hours after partying with friends. And the details surrounding this tragedy are beyond sad ... and quite disturbing.

  • Lyric was found "sprawled out on the sidewalk" above a Bronx expressway on August 14 around 5 a.m. with no pants on and a bag of cocaine.

     The New York Daily News reports the 20-week pregnant reality star was wearing a pajama top, underwear, and no bottoms when she was found with no "visible injuries" outside of bruised knees. Because of the small ziploc bag of cocaine found on her body, authorities suspect Lyric died of a drug overdose -- and are investigating whether or not she was "dumped on the sidewalk."

    Upon discovery (People reports Lyric was "unconscious and unresponsive"), she was taken to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she died.

  • Advertisement
  • Hours prior to her body's discovery, the expectant mom enjoyed a night on the town with her sister and friends.

    People notes Lyric went to various locations -- The Frederick Hotel, the Soho Grand Hotel, and the Dream Hotel -- with friends, documenting the night out on Instagram Stories, reportedly in honor of her 26th birthday.

    "It's her birthday," a guy friend of Lyric said in one of her videos, blowing a kiss, the outlet reports. "Happy birthday to my sister! Why does she look so bomb? It's a joke, okay," Maya McHenry, Lyric's sister, said in another Instagram Stories video.
  • Lyric appeared on the E! reality show EJNYC that followed EJ Johnson's journey back to the Big Apple.

    The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills spin-off show first aired back in June 2016 and lasted one season.

  • Her death is raising many questions as people are truly shocked.

    "She shouldn't have been on this block at nighttime," George Smith, who lives by the location Lyric's body was found, told the New York Daily News about the unthinkable incident. "I'm a man, and I wouldn't walk down here by myself. That's a fact."

    "She was an amazing friend, so fantastic. I'm absolutely heartbroken," an unnamed EJNYC cast member also told the publication about the 26-year-old. "I'm going to be grieving with the family."

  • We truly hope answers are revealed and her family is able to heal.

    This is beyond sad.

pregnant celebrities celebrity death