EJ Johnson Finally Responds To BFF Lyric McHenry's Tragic Death

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Aug. 28 2018, Published 5:13 p.m. ET

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Magic Johnson's son and reality star, EJ Johnson is mourning the loss of his best friend, Lyric McHenry who was found dead on August 14 of a suspected overdose. Keep reading to hear what he had to say about the tragedy.

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Lyric appeared on EJ's reality show, EJNYC, which aired on E! for one season. She was also an executive producer on the show.

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EJ said that he wouldn't make a formal statement regarding her death. He did however say in the comments section of his Instagram page a few words about Lyric.

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“I’m going to make this clear to everyone there will be no mourning post because I’m not going to reduce a 25yr friendship to 1 Instagram post,” the 26-year-old wrote in a now deleted comment. “Please respect my privacy and my process.”

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EJ's friend and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills costar, Dorthy Wang commented on Lyric's death and even clarified reports about her accomplishments. "Lyric was a Stanford graduate, scholar, activist, an intelligent, caring, friend, sister, daughter, and member of society!!!”

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Lyric was found on a sidewalk in Bronx on Tuesday August 14 around 5 a.m. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lyrics had posted some birthday videos and pics the day before on social media.

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