Reality TV personality Lyric McHenry dead at 26

WATCH: Reality TV personality Lyric McHenry was found dead Tuesday. Police say she was found early in the morning unconscious and unresponsive.

Reality TV star Lyric McHenry was found dead on Tuesday in New York City. She was 26.

A statement from the New York Police Department (NYPD) described that 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 NYPD statement read. “EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.”

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According to the New York Times, police found McHenry partly clothed with a bag of cocaine nearby.

McHenry was friends with EJ Johnson, Magic Johnson’s son. They appeared together on the E! Network series Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and on Johnson’s spinoff show, EJNYC.

McHenry also produced EJNYC but the show only lasted one season.

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Johnson celebrated McHenry’s birthday on August 6 with an Instagram photo showing the pair of them surrounded by friends.

“Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1,” the caption read. “@lyric_leigh words cannot express how much I love and appreciate you in my life. Your constant love, respect and companionship gives me the confidence to live my truth every single day and I am so blessed that even as baby divas we recognized the greatness in each other. I love you.”

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McHenry’s family said in a statement that she “was a brilliant, creative and lovely young woman who shared a deep passion for writing, film and a long-standing commitment to social justice.”

McHenry’s family also shared that the cause of her death remained undetermined.

“The McHenry Family deeply appreciates the many communications of support from Lyric McHenry’s many friends upon learning of her untimely death at approximately 6:00 a.m. the morning of August 14th, 2018. Despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Lyric’s death has yet to be determined.”

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