EJ Johnson talks about the tragic death of his best friend Lyric McHenry.
Nearly two weeks after the reality star died of a suspected drug overdose, Johnson breaks his silence over her death.
"I'm In order to make that clear, there will be no bereavement because I will not reduce 25 years of friendship to 1 Instagram post," wrote the 26-year-old son of former basketball star Magic Johnson in his Instagram commentary Account Thursday, E! News reported first.
"Please respect my privacy and my process," he continued.
This is the first time he has publicly addressed McHenry's death.
McHenry, 26, on E! EJNYC with Johnson died of suspected drug overdose on Aug. 1
The young star was walking on a sidewalk at 5 am over the Major Deegan Expressway on Undercliff Avenue and Boscobel Place in Highbridge in the Bronx Found Area of New York
After McHenry was found, she was taken to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she reportedly died.
McHenry was also reported to be in the 20th week of pregnancy. However, it is not clear if she or her family knew it.
Her death came hours after she celebrated her birthday with friends.
Johnson, who did not celebrate with her that evening, sent her a sweet birthday scream-out on Instagram.
"Happy Birthday to my best friend who's been proud of my princess dresses since the first day. @Lyric_leigh words can not express how much I love and appreciate you in my life," Johnson titled a photo of herself McHenry
"Their constant love, respect and companionship give me the confidence to live my truth every day, and I am so blessed that we, as baby divas, have realized the greatness of each other," he continued (19659002) ). I love you, "added Johnson.
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McHenry also frequently published photos of himself with Johnson on Instagram Last year, she wished Johnson a happy birthday with a heartfelt contribution.
"Happy birthday to my twin spirits for life, coordinated since the youngest," she wrote, "I'm so proud of who you are and what you will continue to be! I love you @ejjohnson _! "