Jordan Cashmyer, the star of the MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant, died in Maryland. She was 26 years old at the time. On Sunday, family member Jessica Cashmyer reported Cashmyer’s death on Facebook. She usedthe account of her late husband — and Jordan’s father — Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr. There was no mention of a cause of death.
Parents sad on the death of Jordan Cashmyer
Part of the post said, “Last night I received a call no parent ever desires.” “My oldest and dearest daughter, Jordan, went suddenly at the age of 26. Our hearts are shattered. No parent should ever have to experience the loss of a child. Please remember my family in your prayers as we deal with this awful catastrophe.”
Cashmyer’s challenges with homelessness, work, and teenage pregnancy — she finally gave birth to a daughter called Evie — were described in Season 5 episode 9 of 16 and Pregnant in 2014, in which she was featured. Derek Taylor, Cashmyer’s boyfriend at the time, was also featured. Lyla, her second kid, was born last year.
Gratitude from the family
The reality show lasted six seasons and produced a slew of spinoffs, including Teen Mom and 16 as well as Recovering. Jessica Cashmyer stated on Facebook, “Please understand and respect our privacy at this time.” “We are surrounded by our children’s love and support, as well as that of our granddaughter Lyla and other family members.”