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EJ Johnson Breaks Silence After Death of Friend Lyric McHenry

EJ Johnson made his first public comment about his friend of twenty-five years, Lyric McHenry.

If you don’t know, Lyric tragically passed away after celebrating her 26th birthday in New York City. EJ, the son of basketball legend Magic Johnson, and Lyric both appeared on EJ‘s reality show, EJNYC.

EJ posted a comment on his Instagram, writing, “I’m going to make this clear to everyone. There will be no mourning post because I’m not going to reduce a 25-yr friendship to 1 Instagram post. Please respect my privacy and my process.”

ET caught a screen grab of the comment before it was seemingly deleted.

Reality Star Lyric McHenry's Family Releases Statement After Her Tragic Death at Age 26

Lyric McHenry‘s family is speaking out about her sudden and tragic death at the age of 26.

The 26-year-old was best known for her appearances on the E! reality show EJNYC. She was out celebrating her 26th birthday party this week when she was found unresponsive. Reports emerged suggesting that she possibly overdosed from drugs, but her family is now releasing a statement saying her cause of death has not been determined.

“Despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Lyric’s death has yet to be determined,” the statement read.

Click inside to read the full statement from Lyric’s family…More Here! »

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Lyric McHenry Dead - Reality Star Dies Hours After Celebrating 26th Birthday

Lyric McHenry, best known for her appearances on the E! reality show EJNYC, has died at the young age of 26.

The reality star was found dead on Tuesday morning (August 14) of a suspected drug overdose. She was found unresponsive on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Ave. and Boscobel Place in Highbridge in the Bronx borough of New York City.

A small Ziplock bag of cocaine was found on McHenry on the scene and she was wearing just a pajama top and underwear, according to reports from the Daily Mail and NY Daily News.

Lyric McHenry, 26, 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 was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she died. Police are investigating, the matter is ongoing,” authorities said in a statement.

Lyric was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. She was a producer on the reality show, which was a spinoff of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and followed EJ Johnson‘s adventures in New York City.

Hours before her death, Lyric celebrated her birthday with friends all around New York City and posted Instagram stories at Frederick Hotel, the SoHo Grand, and Dream Downtown. You can see screencaps in the gallery.

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