The McHenry Family is still thanking fans of Lyric McHenry, the television producer who died on August 14, 2018, says family spokesperson Edna Sims.
According to the NY Daily News, the young celebrity was pronounced dead shortly after being found on a Bronx, NY sidewalk. Rumors about her untimely passing have circulated throughout the news, but what is factual is that her family says 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. She was a Christian who grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Center for Early Education and graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles.”
Lyric graduated from Stanford University in 2014 where she studied in Paris, France for a year and spoke fluent French. She began her career in the entertainment industry as an intern on “The Real Hollywood Husbands” TV show. Thereafter, she worked at United Talent Agency (UTA) and found her true passion, internet content and went on to work at Refinery 29 and Complex.
Lyric worked on numerous social justice issues throughout her high school years including volunteering for the Obama Campaign in 2007-2008 at age 15 and again in 2012, both times working on the LA fundraising staff and organizing various campaign events.
Lyric produced and raised funds via crowd funding for her first film which won several film festival awards, and was a Producer and member of the cast of E! show EJ NYC.
Currently, Lyric was working on packaging and development of several well-regarded film and TV projects. She was also interviewing for several West Coast Media jobs having returned to LA in February from working in NYC for several years and preparing her applications for a business school MBA Program.
Lyric’s warmth, compassion and energy will be missed by many and the family would appreciate that all speculation surrounding the circumstances of death cease until the real facts are determined during the current investigation by the NYPD and the City of New York.
Lyric is the daughter of Producer and Director Doug McHenry, an award-winning filmmaker known for New Jack City, The Brothers, Jason’s Lyric and approximately 20 other films. He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Her mother Jennifer, a stylist to the stars including Oprah Winfrey as one of her clients. She is also survived by her sister, Maya McHenry.
Close friends and family members celebrated her life at a private location on August 19, 2019 where her friend Etienne Maurice (son of Sheryl Lee Ralph) told the Daily News that they dined on her favorite foods, chicken and brownies, while exchanging stories and listening to music by Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Her father gave a eulogy and his late daughter was memorialized through a four-foot high poster.