On Sunday, the former star of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” Jordan Cashmyer, died in Maryland. She was 26 years old.
She appeared on the show in 2014.
The news was broken by her stepmother, Jessica Cashmyer, via Facebook.
“My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away, she was only 26 years old,” Jessica Cashmyer wrote on Facebook. “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.”
“Please understand and respect our privacy at this time,” Jessica Cashmyer wrote. “We are surrounded by the love and support of our children, grand daughter Lyla and family members.”
On the show, Jordan appeared alongside her family and then-boyfriend Derek Taylor. She struggled to find work and was also homeless. She gave birth to a daughter, Evie. She was arrested for drug possession in 2017.