16 and Pregnant star Valerie Fairman has died, ET can confirm.
The Chester County Medical Examiner in Pennsylvania confirmed to ET on Thursday that they have the body of Valerie, who appeared on the second season of the popular MTV show in 2010. She was 23 years old.
While the report from the medical examiner is not yet complete, Valerie's mother, Janice, tells ET it’s suspected her daughter died of an overdose. Janice says Valerie's body was found by one of her friends inside a bathroom at the friend's Pennsylvania home on Wednesday. When Valerie didn't come out of the bathroom, the friend broke down the door and found her lying unresponsive.
"She was one of the most loving and caring individuals I've known. I love her," Janice tells ET, who last spoke with her daughter about a week and a half ago.
Valerie's 7-year-old daughter, Nevaeh, is currently staying with Janice.
MTV released a statement on Thursday. "We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman's passing," the network said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."
Valerie often shared pictures of her and Nevaeh on Twitter, her last one being in October. "Hope everyone had a good day. I was in heaven," she captioned a snap of the two posing for the camera.
"Just a young chick tryna make it," she posted the same day.
-- Additional reporting by Brendon Geoffrion