’16 and Pregnant’ star Jordan Cashmyer’s official cause of death revealed

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

16 and Pregnant” star Jordan Cashmyer’s official cause of death has been determined by a medical examiner.

Jordan died of fentanyl and cocaine intoxication, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for the Maryland Department of Health confirmed to Fox News Digital. Her manner of death was undetermined.

Cashmyer’s family previously explained her death on a GoFundMe account set up for the late reality star.

“Our daughter Jordan tragically lost her life on January 15, 2022, at the age of 26,” the description read. “Leaving behind a sweet little 6-month-old girl. Addiction plagues many families, and our family was not immune to it. Jordan was always so full of life and full of personality.”


Former '16 and Pregnant' star Jordan Cashmyer died at the age 26 in January of 2022.

Former ’16 and Pregnant’ star Jordan Cashmyer died at the age 26 in January of 2022.

“She had a way of always making those around her laugh and smile, and her smile was truly contagious. Our family is heartbroken, and we will forever miss Jordan. We are now faced with the grim outcome that our grandaughter that we have been raising will never get to make memories with her mother or father, never getting to know them.”

Cashmyer’s family went on to reveal that the reality star’s fiancé had also lost his life to addiction, leaving the couple’s 6-month-old daughter without parents.

“Our family has to now not only put our daughter to rest but navigate through starting over with an infant who has lost both her parents in her six months of life.”


Cashmyer’s mother originally shared news of her death on her father’s Facebook page. The Maryland Department of Health Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the reality star’s death to Fox News Digital.

Deadline reports that Cashmyer appeared on the show in 2014, which documented her pregnancy with boyfriend Derek Taylor. After being disowned by her parents, who didn’t approve of her relationship with Taylor, the two struggled to find work and therefore housing. She eventually gave birth to daughter Genevieve “Evie” Shae Taylor. 


As her struggles continued, Cashmyer signed over custody rights to her daughter to Taylor’s mother in 2015. In 2017, the outlet reports that she was arrested for drug possession. However, in January of 2021, she had seemingly celebrated one year of sobriety. 

“This is an incredibly sad day. Jordan was a sweet and caring person,” a representative for Cashmyer said to E! News at the time. “Last we spoke she was doing well and seemed to be in a good place mentally and physically. I wish people had the opportunity to know her beyond her struggles. I was always rooting for her and am grateful I had the chance to know and work with her all these years.”

He added, “Life wasn’t always kind to her so now she is able to be at peace.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.