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Jordan Cashmyer, Star of ’16 And Pregnant’ Died At 26

Jordan Cashmyer, a TV personality who is best known for her role in MTV’s reality series “16 and Pregnant”, has died in Maryland on Sunday, 16th January. She was just 26.

Cashmyer’s death was confirmed by one of her family members Jessica Cashmyer who updated a post on the social media platform Facebook. However, no details have been revealed regarding the cause of her death.

Jessica Cashmyer posted via her father’s Facebook account, “Last night I received a call no parent ever wants. My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away, she was only 26 years old. Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER. Please keep my family in your thoughts prayers as we navigate through this terrible tragedy.”

’16 & Pregnant’ star Jordan Cashmyer dies aged 26

Jessica continued, “Please understand and respect our privacy at this time. We are surrounded by the love and support of our children, granddaughter Lyla, and family members.”

Seven years back in 2014, Cashmyer starred in the fifth season in the ninth episode of the American reality television series “16 and Pregnant”, in which she portrays the difficulty in dealing with issues like homelessness, employment, and teenage pregnancy.

Speaking about her struggles, she said, “I suffered from very bad post-partum depression. While trying to get this issue under control, I started working at a [strip] club, a place that would completely alter my life in ways I never thought.

For the past two years, I have struggled with addiction…I practically used my body as a trashcan and would put whatever was given to me in my body.”

She gave birth to her daughter Genevieve who is now 7 years old. She has signed the custody rights to her boyfriend Derek Taylor‘s mother in 2015. Last year she gave birth to her second child, Lyla, in June 2021. Her father shared photos of the infant baby on the social media platform.

The official account for @MTV’s Teen Mom paid tribute in a Twitter post saying, “We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Jordan Cashmyer. Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Police officials arrested Cashmyer on multiple occasions for drug possession, she was last pleading guilty in November 2019.

Before her death, in Jan 2021, The MTV alumni celebrated a year of sobriety. In a Facebook post, she was seen celebrating her anniversary celebration.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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