‘Teen Mom’ Star Jenelle Evans Pays Tribute to Late Valerie Fairman

'16 and Pregnant' Star Valerie Fairman Dead at 23
Valerie Fairman, who appeared on Season 2 of 16 and Pregnant, has died

Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans posted a heartfelt tribute to her late 16 and Pregnant co-star Valerie Fairman, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2016) from an apparent overdose. Fairman was only 23.

Evans, who both appeared on Season 2 of the hit MTV docuseries in 2010, posted a pic on Instagram, sending prayers to Fairman’s family, especially her 7-year-old daughter, Nevaeh. “#RIPValerie my heart is heavy and my prayers go out to your family and Nevaeh.”

Rest Easy Angel. 💔👼🏽 #RIPValerie my heart is heavy and my prayers go out to your family and Nevaeh.

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Farrah Abraham, who appeared on Season 1 of 16 and Pregnant and now stars on Teen Mom OG, also honored Fairman with a touching Instagram post.

Abraham wrote, “I feel so heartfelt with sadness of the struggles Valerie was going through I deeply am saddened by this tragedy and I wish that others around Valerie could have helped her and I pray nothing but protection, love and peace to her daughter through this very confusing holiday time. Only 23 we lost a very beautiful young mom with the world ahead of her. Surround yourself with others who will truly care and be a great influence. Be careful.”

According to Entertainment Tonight, Fairman’s mother Janice said she suspected that her daughter died of an overdose. She adds that Valerie’s body was found by one of her friends inside of a bathroom of the friend’s home. “When Valerie didn’t come out of the bathroom, the friend broke down the door and found her lying unresponsive,” reads the report.