Valerie Fairman Dies; 16 & Pregnant Star Was 23

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The life of former 16 and Pregnant cast member Valerie Fairman has come to a tragic end, according to The Ashley's Reality Roundup.

Valerie, who starred on the MTV hit show's second season in 2010, was only 23. She leaves behind seven-year-old daughter, Nevaeh.

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Fairman's cause of death is unknown at this point, but her battle with substance abuse and troubles with the law are well-documented.

Most notably, fans of the franchise may recall that Valerie Fairman was arrested back in February 2015 on charges of prostitution.

In April 2016, Valerie had reportedly been sentenced to two years of parole, stemming from that and prior run-ins with the law.

Last month, it appears that she violated her parole terms.

A hearing was scheduled to discuss the alleged parole violation, although it is not known at this point if that hearing ever took place.

She then ran into more trouble with the law a week ago.

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The native of Oxford, Pennsylvania, was busted in her home state December 15 for resisting arrest and giving false identification to police.

It's unclear what she was being arrested for at the time.

Whatever the circumstances, Valerie was released on bail, and a preliminary hearing in that case was scheduled for January 5.

Fairman died at some point within the last 72 hours.

“Valerie you will forever be missed,” Valerie’s sister wrote on social media. “I love you baby girl and I will always [love you].”

Her ex-boyfriend, David Pryce, meanwhile, alluded to the idea that the reality star's passing might have been drug-related.

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“I will always miss you Valerie and I want to tell anyone who is selling s--t to people to stop,” he wrote, referencing substance abuse.

“We have lost too many loved ones to what you are doing.”

In September 2009, Fairman became the mother of Nevaeh Lynn Fairman; Matt, her boyfriend at the time, also appeared on the program.

16 and Pregnant has spawned three spin-off series: Teen Mom (now Teen Mom: OG), Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3 (now off the air).

Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood and Farrah Abraham of Teen Mom: OG all appeared on the first season of 16 & Pregnant.

Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Houska and Leah Messer all were on 16 & Pregnant Season 2 before launching Teen Mom 2.

Fairman also starred on the show that season, but (like most of the 16 & Pregnant cast) was not picked for the very successful spinoffs.

Before, during and after that brush with fame, her life was clearly turbulent and her death marks yet another tragedy as 2016 winds down.

Valerie's Twitter, which features many sweet photos of herself and her daughter, is still active, though she had not tweeted since October.

It's not clear where Nevaeh is currently living, or what the long-term plan is for her; Valerie's adoptive parents cared for her at one point.

Our hearts go out to her family and friends.

Valerie Fairman, Daughter

UPDATE: David Pryce was sadly correct.

Fairman passed away after suffering an apparent drug overdose, according to TMZ, which published new details on her demise moments ago.

Valerie's mother said that her daughter was at a friend's Pennsylvania home when the friend attempted to rouse an unresponsive Valerie.

She was in the bathroom at the time.

Toxicology results are pending to determine the precise cause of death, but the general consensus is that Fairman died of a drug overdose.

16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom fans continue to grieve her loss and the void that will be left in her young daughter's life in the years to come.

R.I.P.

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