Former '16 & Pregnant' star Valerie Fairman dies from apparent drug overdose
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/22/2016
Former 16 & Pregnant star Valerie Fairman has sadly died at age 23.
Fairman passed away from what her family says appeared to be a drug overdose, TMZ reported.
Fairman's mother reportedly said the reality TV star was at a friend's home in Coatesville, PA, on Wednesday. When the friend called for Fairman -- who was in the bathroom -- multiple times, there was no answer and she did not come out.
The friend then broke down the door and found Fairman unresponsive.
The official cause of death has yet to be disclosed, as toxicology tests are currently being conducted.
Fairman's mother is watching her child, seven-year-old Nevaeh, for the time being.
Fairman reportedly struggled with drug problems for years as shown on her Season 2 episode of 16 & Pregnant that aired seven years ago. A primary storyline on her episode was battling with her baby's biological father.
She also had many run-ins with the law. Fairman was arrested multiple times for charges which included prostitution and resisting arrest, according to TMZ.
Fairman had been taken into custody back in February 2015 along with seven other women when she was caught streetwalking in Delaware. She had allegedly agreed to perform a sexual act for cash.