Samuel L. Jackson and Magic Johnson are among the Hollywood royalty that will attend the memorial service of reality star Lyric McHenry in Los Angeles this weekend, DailyMail.com has learned.
The Stanford graduate of 26 years and E! The star of reality was found lying on a sidewalk in the Bronx last month and died the same day in the hospital.
A bag of what appeared to be cocaine was found by her side and the NYPD is still looking for a mysterious man who is believed to be the last person to see her alive.
Lyric's body was returned to his native California and rested last Friday, but his close friends and family will be saying their last goodbyes this weekend at a ceremony to be held in West Hollywood.
A program, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, reveals mourners and speakers that will include some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Jackson and Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
A memorial service and a private family ceremony will be held in Los Angeles this weekend to commemorate the life of Lyric McHenry.
Lyric's body was returned to his native California and rested last Friday, but his close friends and family will be saying their last goodbyes this weekend at a ceremony to be held in West Hollywood. In the photo above with his mother Jennifer, his sister Maya and his dad Doug
The three are close friends of Lyric's devastated father, Doug, a film producer and his stylist mother Jennifer.
Jackson's wife, LaTanya, who will speak during the ceremony, also wrote a prologue to the program in which she described the 26-year-old as "a ray of sunshine in every room."
"Lyric had an inquisitive intellect and an eagerness to participate in life," he wrote.
"The exquisite alchemy that God gave her was evident in her smile and her kind attitude, offered to whom she met.
& # 39; She was a ray of sunshine in every room. She is family We keep her in our hearts forever.
Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie, whose son EJ was Lyric's best friend, also paid tribute to the 26-year-old, describing her as a daughter.
In a joint tribute, they wrote: "We have known Lyric McHenry since she was a baby when Cookie and her mother Jennifer met in Mommy and Me.
The McHenry and Johnsons families (pictured during Lyric's birthday celebration last year) were close friends. In a poignant tweet last week, Magic Johnson described Lyric as a "daughter" and confirmed that she had been buried
Lyric appeared in E! EJNYC reality show, along with his best friend EJ Johnson (pictured) the son of NBA star Magic Johnson. The two friends grew up together in Los Angeles
& # 39; Lyric was our family! She was a daughter to Cookie and to me and as EJ's best friends. Both EJ and Elisa had such a special relationship with Lyric and her younger sister Maya.
"We spent many family vacations together and we saw her flourish in a loving, talented and brilliant young woman.
"She was always so objective, achieving her dream of attending Stanford and excelling at every opportunity in front of her.
"Her loving spirit led her to fight for injustice and the marginalized, she was a wonderful storyteller who could present various points of view and open people's minds to what would happen if.
"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved family member, our special angel has left us, but the wonderful memories and his beautiful smile will remain in our hearts forever."
EJ also wrote about his "soul mate" and added: "Our love and our bonds have been strengthened over the years and I know that in my heart I will continue to do so.
"Without the strength and confidence that she instilled in me, there is no way I am the person I am today."
I have put my life in their hands now, so that she can guide me, protect me and train me from now until the day we meet again.
Smollett, who played Jamal Lyon in the drama series Fox Empire, will perform a song.
Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie (third from right) also paid tribute to the 26-year-old, describing her as a daughter
In a moving tribute to her daughter, Jennifer McHenry praised Lyric's "empathetic spirit" and her "fiercely" defense of EJ's in elementary school and continued into adulthood & # 39;
Other notable guests include Ralph Farquhar, producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood and the 1980 television show Married With Children, and Stan Lathan, who produced and directed the comedic Netflix comedy specials Dave Chappell Killin & # 39; Them Softly and For What It & # 39; s Worth.
Lyric's father, Doug McHenry, is behind some big-name productions in Hollywood, including the direction and production of New Jack City, The Brothers and Jason's Lyric, the inspiration for his daughter's name.
His ex-wife, Lyric's mother, also wrote a tribute for the show, detailing her daughter's intelligence and poise and describing herself as "proud."
As DailyMail.com previously reported, the bereaved mother of two children had to be hospitalized after collapsing upon learning of her daughter's death.
Lyric celebrated his 26th birthday in lower Manhattan and his final destination was Dream Downtown in Chelsea. She was discovered hours later in the Bronx
It was discovered in a pink dress with a rise next to the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx on August 14. The authorities said she was alive when they found her, but then she died in the hospital.
She wrote: "You made the moments of Mama Bear something habitual in the last 26 years, I loved being your Mother and I will cry forever not to lose you.
"Your friends are witnessing their deep love for you and for provoking choices that change lives and lives in their lives.
"It has been my proudest moments to have heard these stories with tears falling down their faces, I remember how fiercely you defended EJ in elementary school and continued in adulthood.
& # 39; I did not realize that you were investing passionately in so many lives that were saved and flourished!
"What a dazzling character you have, and that empathic and secret spirit of yours leaves me speechless, I admire you my princess angel and I will spend my life inspired to be more like you!
& # 39; Mami misses you. Mami needs you Mommy loves you. & # 39;