16 And Pregnant Star Valerie Fairman Dies Aged 23
Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans pay tribute.
Some extremely sad news today after it was confirmed that Valerie Fairman, who appeared on the second season of MTV's 16 And Pregnant, has passed away aged just 23-years-old.
"We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman's passing," the network said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."
Valerie is survived by her 7-year-old daughter Nevaeh, who she gave birth to during the show's filming.
The 16 And Pregnant star was found at a friend's house on Wednesday in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. While an official cause of death is yet to be confirmed via a coroner's toxicology report, E! News report that family members suspect it could be related to substance abuse.
Following the sad news, Teen Mom 2's Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans, who also appeared on 16 & Pregnant with Valerie, took to Twitter to share heartfelt condolences.
Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant star Farrah Abraham also took to Instagram and said:
"I feel so heartfelt with sadness of the struggles Valerie was going through I deeply am saddened by this tragedy and I wish that others around Valerie could have helped her and I pray nothing but protection, love and peace to her daughter through this very confusing holiday time. Only 23 we lost a very beautiful young mom with the world ahead of her. Surround yourself with other who will truly care and be a great influence be careful."
Our thoughts are with all of Valerie's family and friends.
For more about Valerie, watch the video below...