"Some cocaine was found on her, according to police sources, who suspected a drug overdose".
Authorities said McHenry was dressed in a pajama top and underwear but was not wearing trousers.
"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".
A Medical Examiner will determined the cause of death and an investigation is ongoing.
The reality star was reportedly celebrating her birthday on Monday night and posted several stories on her social media pages chronicling her night on the town.
Doug McHenry is known for directing projects like "Jason's Lyric" and "House Party 2", and for producing films such as "Krush Groove", "New Jack City" and "Mr. Murder". The NYPD would not confirm her identity pending family notification. Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma.
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She took to her Instagram story to document her evening out as she celebrated with friends in Manhattan.
According to Us Weekly, McHenry, who graduated from Stanford University, was a freelance writer and producer.
EJ has yet to comment on his friend's passing, but recently shared a tribute to Lyric for her birthday. She blows a kiss to the camera as the man exclaims, "It's your birthday!"
She then posted a video of her time at Frederick Hotel where her friends could be heard shouting "happy birthday".
She previously appeared and served as a producer on close friend EJ Johnson's reality show, as well as worked as an associate producer and host for Complex Networks. 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.
Alongside a picture of the pair with other companions, he wrote: "Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1 @lyric_leigh words can not express how much I love and appreciate you in my life".