Star of MTV's '16 and Pregnant' Found Dead at 23

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Valerie Fairman appeared in the second season of the docuseries in 2009-2010.

A young mother who starred in the MTV show 16 and Pregnant has died in suburban Philadelphia, a coroner confirmed.

Valerie Fairman, 23, died Wednesday, the Chester County Coroner's Office said. The cause of death remains under investigation. Police in Coatesville plan to release information on her death later Thursday.

Fairman had been arrested on theft and other charges in recent years and was ordered to inpatient drug or alcohol treatment earlier this year after a parole violation, court records show.

She was due in court in January after a Dec. 15 traffic stop that led to a resisting arrest charge. A woman who answered the phone at the address listed on court papers said the family did not want to comment Thursday on her death.

She was pronounced dead just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, the coroner's office said.

Fairman had appeared in the second season of the show in 2009-2010 when she gave birth to a daughter.

MTV officials in a statement said they were saddened by the news and extended their thoughts and wishes to her family.

"We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman's passing," said the network. "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time."

Stars of MTV's 16 and Pregnant spinoff series Teen Mom 2 — Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans, who also appeared on the second season — took to Twitter after hearing the news.