16 & Pregnant mom Valerie Fairman dies from apparent overdose

Valerie Fairman

We have some very sad news to report as 16 & Pregnant mom Valerie Fairman has reportedly died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 23.

The Ashley’s Reality Roundup broke the story last night, and TMZ has since followed up with more details:

Valerie’s mom tells us she was at a friend’s home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Wednesday when the friend repeatedly called for Valerie, who was in the bathroom, but she did not come out. We’re told the friend broke down the door and found her unresponsive.

The coroner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of death but we’re told it appears to be an OD.

TMZ later obtained the dispatch call which initially described the situation as “cardiac arrest,” but that was changed approximately ten minutes later to “possible DOA.” The site adds that paramedics were informed they would need containers for needles.

Valerie Fairman and her now seven-year-old daughter Nevaeh were featured in the second season of 16 & Pregnant alongside future Teen Mom 2 stars Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Chelsea Houska and Kailyn Lowry.

Valerie has had a very hard time since her appearance on the show with multiple arrests, including a prostitution charge early last year. The Ashley reports that Valerie’s latest run in with the law was earlier this month. “She was arrested in Pennsylvania on December 15 for resisting arrest and giving false identification to police,” The Ashley reveals. “Valerie was released on bail, and was set to go before a judge for her preliminary hearing on January 5.”

Some of the moms from Valerie’s season of 16 & Pregnant have responded to the tragic news on social media:

Rest Easy Angel. ??? #RIPValerie my heart is heavy and my prayers go out to your family and Nevaeh.

A photo posted by Jenelle Evans (@j_evans1219) on

Our thoughts mirror those of Valerie’s cast mates. Our thoughts are with her friends and family — and especially her daughter Nevaeh.

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