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MTV's 16 And Pregnant star Valerie Fairman found dead at 23

MTV's 16 And Pregnant star Valerie Fairman found dead at 23

After the show, according to Us Weekly, the Fairman struggled with substance abuse, and according to TMZ, her cause of death is suspected to be an overdose.

Valerie's daughter, 7-year-old Nevaeh ("Heaven" spelled backwards), is now living with Valerie's adoptive mom.

Valerie Fairman, who appeared on reality TV show "16 and Pregnant", has died at the age of 23, according to reports.

The coroner is now undergoing toxicology tests to determine Valerie's cause of death.

MTV issued a response to Fairman's death: "We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman's passing. We have lost too many loved ones to what you are doing and I am going to start taking care of it". It has also been reported that she has had previous battles with drug addiction. The 7-year-old is now with her grandmother.

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Her fellow co-stars have paid tribute to her online. "So I think whoever is surrounding Neveah, who is her daughter, I hope that they truthfully help her through bereavement, the loss of her mother".

In the hours after news of her death went public, Fairman's former MTV colleagues took to social media to express their condolences. The 23-year-old was found unconscious in a friend's bathroom in Coatesville, Pennsylvania Wednesday. Chelsea Houska wrote, "How incredibly sad".

As we previously told you, Valerie's family confirmed to TMZ that she tragically died.

As fans are well aware, Sophia's father, Derek Underwood, passed away during a drunk driving accident in 2008 before the My Teenage Dream Ended author gave birth to their daughter.

To see more of Valerie Fairman, check out the news clip below.


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