Teen Mom Star Taylor Lewis Has Died Aged 29

Taylor Lewis Dead: The Teen Mom 2 star has died aged 29.
Credit: MTV & Taylor Lewis via Facebook

Teen Mom 2 star Taylor Lewis has sadly died aged 29.

The reality TV star appeared on the hit MTV show back in 2014.

It followed four girls from the second season of the MTV documentary series 16 and Pregnant and the challenges they faced during the first year of motherhood.

Lewis regularly appeared on the programme as a friend of Jenelle Evans, who was arguably one of the biggest stars to come out of it.

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Tragically, Lewis was found dead on January 5 by a housekeeper in a hotel room.

At the time of writing, the star’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

However, Lewis’ sister, Haylee, told In Touch Weekly that police are investigating a ‘possible homicide’.

She reportedly told the news outlet: “I’ve been speaking with detectives too, and they are saying they saw footage of two men with Taylor in the hotel room.”

Evans paid her respects to her friend in a Facebook post on January 6.

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In an emotional post, she penned: “Taylor what happened?!

“We were once best friends and we went our separate ways because of the diff crowds we chose to hang out with.

“I wanted to see you eventually flourish as a woman from a distance but was always rooting for you.

“I don’t know what happened but I am very saddened to hear this news and hope you’re resting easy.

“I’m so sorry and sending your family prayers.”

Evans also shared a series of throwback snaps of the pair, while pleading with her followers to check up on their loved ones.

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She added: “If your friends message you, just respond back. See how they are doing. Check up on them.”

Fans have also taken to the comments section to pay their respects to Lewis.

“May she rest in peace, and your heart hang on to those beautiful memories of her,” commented one user.

Someone else added: “Prayers for her and her family.”

A third said: “I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.”

“I’m sorry for your loss. This is a shock and so so sad,” added another person.

Jenella Evans and Taylor Lewis.
Teen Mom star Taylor Lewis has sadly died aged 29. Credit: Jenelle Evans via Facebook

Lewis and Evans had a complicated friendship, which was documented on the MTV show.

Lewis was the first wife of Rogers, who went on to marry Evans.

Evans and Rogers tied the knot in December 2012, however, they divorced just one month later.

In the season five premiere of Teen Mom 2, Evans opened up to Lewis and revealed that she was expecting a child with their mutual ex.

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Confiding in her friend, she explained (via The Mirror): “I did relapse [on heroin] one time and that was when I met Courtland.

“Me and him, we got married only after three months of dating. I’m so mad at myself for marrying someone that I didn’t think through.

“I went to the doctor the other day ‘cause I was sick. And they were like, ‘We can’t give you a chest X-ray because you’re pregnant’.”

Lewis is survived by her daughter Jordan Ashlee Nikole Lewis, and her ex-partner Courtland Rogers.

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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.