‘Buckwild’ star dies: Shain Gandee was 21

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 15:43:58-04

buckwild star deadThe star of MTV’s “Buckwild” Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle – along with 2 others – in West Virginia on Monday, authorities have confirmed.

Gandee, 21, was last seen with his uncle David Gandee at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, when the pair told patrons at an area bar they were off to go 4-wheeling.

Gandee was later reported missing.

The bodies were discovered in the parked vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia. Authorities have identified two of the bodies as Shain Gandee and his uncle David Gandee. The third body was not immediately identified.

MTV has since released a statement, confirming the shocking death.

“We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.”

Shain was considered to be the breakout star of MTV”s Buckwild which follows the lives of nine young adults in rural West Virginia.