“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,” EJ Johnson, 26, wrote in the comments section of his Instagram.
“Please respect my privacy and my process,” he continued.
RadarOnline.com readers know McHenry, 26, was found unconscious on a sidewalk in New York two weeks ago. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but pronounced dead from a possible drug overdose moments later.
The tragedy came hours after she posted photos celebrating her 26th birthday with friends.
Before her sudden passing, the beauty starred in Johnson’s reality show, EJNYC, and previously made appearances in Refinery29’s YouTube series “Lingo With Lyric.”
On McHenry’s birthday, Johnson posted a fun photo of the two together with some friends, and wrote a sweet message to his longtime BFF.
“Happy birthday to my best friend who has strutted with my in princess gowns since day 1 @lyric_leighwords 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,” he wrote.
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Other friends have voiced their heartbreak over her shocking passing.
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