16 And Pregnant Star Sean Garinger Has Died Aged 20

Sean Garinger Dead: The 16 and Pregnant star has tragically died aged 20.
Credit: MTV

16 and Pregnant star Sean Garinger has tragically died aged 20.

Garinger appeared on season six of the TV series alongside his ex, Selena Gutierrez.

They welcomed two daughters together – Dareli, who was born in October 2020 and Esmi, whom they had in June 2022.

Tragically, it has now been shared that the reality star has passed away.

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People have taken to social media to pay tribute to Garinger.

One user says: “Prayers for everyone, especially his mom. I can’t imagine, my heart breaks.”

Another adds: “Heartfelt condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.”

“How sad and absolutely horrible. His poor mom and family,” a third person pens.

“So sorry that is heartbreaking,” comments a fourth.

Someone else writes: “Omg terrible, praying for the family.”

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Sean Garinger welcomed two daughters with his ex, Selena Gutierrez. Credit: MTV

According to his obituary, Garinger, who was also known as ‘Squishy’, was described as a ‘military brat who touched lives all around the country’ and his ‘kind and generous nature’ was adored by everyone who knew him.

“Sean had a passion for living life to the fullest,” the obituary reads. “He enjoyed driving RC cars, sky diving, shark diving, dirt bikes, flying his drone, driving ATVs, surfing, and spending time in the ocean.

“His adventurous spirit and love for excitement were evident in all aspects of his life.”

The 20-year-old passed away on February 28 at his home in Boone, North Carolina, as reported by The US Sun.

His mother, Mary Hobbs, 40, confirmed the news to the outlet and shared how the tragic incident occurred while he was moving an ATV – another term for a quad bike.

Sean Garinger
Teen Mom star Sean Garinger has died aged 20. Credit: MTV

“I was with him when it happened,” she recalled. “He was just moving [the ATV] from one parking spot to the next for me, so I could back into park.

“He pulled [in] front of me to park the ATV and the ground gave way from all the rain and mud.”

She went on to say that the ATV flipped and devastatingly ‘crushed’ his skull.

The pair had just gotten home from a car dealership, where they were looking for a vehicle for Garinger so he could visit Selena and their two daughters in Colorado – which is where she lives.

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Hobbs told the outlet that she ‘laid next to him’ until the ambulance arrived on the scene, continuing: “There was a huge part of my heart that died with my son on Wednesday.

“He was my only son, my rock, my strength when I had none left.”

A service to honour Garinger’s life will be held on March 2.

Garinger is survived by his daughters, his mother and his sisters, Shania, Lydia, Isabella, Ember, Kayden and Casslyn, as per his obituary.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.