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MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” star Jordan Cashmyer has passed away. The 26-year-old’s mother posted the sad news on the father’s Facebook.
My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away…Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER.
Currently, her cause of death has not been disclosed. However, a spokesperson for Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has confirmed she died.
She appeared on the docuseries in 2014 with her boyfriend Derek Taylor. Throughout the show, the couple dealt with family disapproval, homelessness, and unemployment as they waited for their daughter, Genevieve, to be born.
Taylor and Cashmyer ended their relationship several years ago. It has been reported that she signed her parental rights over to Taylor’s mother, according to Screenrant.
In Touch Weekly found a blog stating that Cashmyer struggled with addiction and had thought about committing suicide. She had made a few trips to rehab and had worked for a strip club.
Fans discovered photographs of her on an escort website in 2017. Her family confirmed she had been “living on the street [but called] her father to let him know she’s alive,” according to Radar Online.
Many on social media have speculated about her death since the news broke. Some have stated how the situation is sad and sent their condolences to her family. Others like pinnocich feel that “She wasn’t homeless. This was a person who just wanted to party, do drugs n have sex 24/7. This is self inflicted hardship that no taxpayer money should ever go towards to empower the person to keep doing this.”
Of course, it is truly tragic to lose a child at any age. Addiction is a hard thing to kick and homelessness is not always a choice. Sometimes people try their best to no avail.
She is survived by her family and friends. May she finally find peace.
Written by Sheena Robertson
Screenrant: 16 & Pregnant: Jordan Cashmyer Dies Tragically At Age 26; by Harrison Branham
Fox News: ’16 and Pregnant’ star Jordan Cashmyer dead at 26; by Tyler McCarthy
CNN: Jordan Cashmyer, ’16 and Pregnant’ cast member, dies at 26; by Lisa Respers France
TV Guide Time: Jordan Cashmyer Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday,
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