Former '16 and Pregnant' star tragically passes away at age 23

Publish Date
Friday, 23 December 2016, 9:55AM
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A young mother who starred in the MTV show 16 and Pregnant has died in suburban Philadelphia, a coroner confirmed.

Former Valerie Fairman was found dead on Wednesday after what is believed to be a drug overdose. The mother of one was just 23 and starred on MTV's hit show in 2010.

Valerie leaves behind seven-year-old Nevaeh - Heaven spelled backwards - who was in the care of the late star's adoptive mum. also understands that the former reality star was engaged, to local musician Russ Bosi.

In audio of the paramedics dispatch, obtained by TMZ, EMS were sent to a possible 'cardiac arrest' and someone was doing CPR on scene.

In recent years, she had been arrested for assaulting her mother and prostitution.


Fairman had appeared in the second season of the show in 2009-2010 when she gave birth to a daughter.