Valerie Fairman, ’16 and Pregnant’ Star, Dies at 23

Reality star found unresponsive in friend’s home

Valerie Fairman, who appeared on Season 2 of the MTV reality series “16 and Pregnant,” has died at age 23, TheWrap has confirmed.

Fairman was at a friend’s home in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, with the friend becoming concerned when she went into the bathroom and never came out. The friend broke down the door and found Fairman unresponsive, per TMZ. The cause of death is unknown at this time

Friends and family took to social media to express their sadness at Fairman’s passing, with her sister tweeting, “Valerie you will forever be missed. I love you baby girl and I will always love you.” Fairman’s daughter, seven year old Nevaeh, is currently with Fairman’s mother.

Following her appearance on “16 and Pregnant,” Fairman had numerous run-ins with law enforcement. In 2015 she was arrested for prostitution during a sting operation carried out by law enforcement in New Castle, Deleware. She was also detained just last week for providing a false ID to law enforcement and resisting arrest.

Fairman was also charged in 2012 in Pennsylvania for a theft case that included one misdemeanor and one third-degree felony charge. She had also struggled with drug abuse, which included a stint in rehab in 2012 for prescription pill addiction.