On Wednesday, Us Weekly learned from the Maryland Department of Health’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that the former 16 & Pregnant star had died from a combination of fentanyl, despropionyl fentanyl, and cocaine. As the cause of death was “undetermined,” it is unclear if the overdose was purposeful or unintentional.
The MTV star, just 26 years old, went away earlier this month. Howard “Howie” Wood, her agent, issued a statement confirming her death, stating, “I got the news last night after returning from a business trip and all I can say is that this is an exceedingly sad day.”
Wood stated, “Jordan sounded happy and healthy the last time I spoke with her. She was a very sweet and kind-hearted lady, and I wish more people had the chance to know her outside of her difficulties. It’s a blessing that we’ve been able to work together and stay friends for so long. She had a rough run of it in life, and I pray that things have improved for her now. Rest in peace, sweetie.
Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr., Jordan’s father, shared the tragic news of his daughter’s passing on Facebook.
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Dennis posted a black and white photo of his late child with the words, “Last night I received a call no parent ever desires” on Facebook. Jordan, my oldest and dearest daughter, died away today. She was only 26. Our entire beings have been shattered. No parent deserves to ever experience the heartbreak of losing a child.
Then he said, “Thank you so much for thinking of my family and praying for us as we deal with this horrible catastrophe. We ask that you please respect our need for solitude at this time. Our kids, our grandkid Lyla, and the rest of the family are here to support us and shower us with love.
The cost of funeral expenses prompted Dennis to launch an internet fundraising campaign. The GoFundMe page also mentioned that money raised would be used to secure Lyla, Jordan’s 7-month-old daughter’s future.
Our family is just one of the thousands that have been affected by the disease of addiction. Jordan had a lot of life and character to offer. Her grin was absolutely contagious, and she had a knack for making people happy,” the post said, adding that Lyla had lost her father to addiction five months before. Nothing about having to start over from scratch prepared us. In this trying time, Lyla has been our family’s biggest source of happiness and comfort.
When Jordan was first featured on 16 & Pregnant in 2014, viewers followed her story closely. The birth of the Maryland native’s now-7-year-old daughter Genevieve was the center of the program. Jordan turned over custody to Derek Taylor’s mom a year after the episode aired.
After her brief reality TV appearance, Jordan was arrested several times for narcotics possession. At long last, in November of this year, she entered a guilty plea to the accusation. Soon after, Jordan entered a sober living facility and celebrated her first sober year six months before giving birth to Lyla in January 2021.
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