Shain Gandee From MTV’s Buckwild Has Passed Away

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Shain wearing green t-shirt MTV Buckwild April 1, 2013


Things are getting super dark in the old hills of West Virginia. Shain Gandee, the 21-year-old star of MTV's Buckwild was found dead today, and Sissonville mourns the loss of its true country boy.

This afternoon, TMZ reported that Gandee's body was discovered in a vehicle with 2 other bodies in Sissonville, West Virginia. The bodies were found just hours after Shain Gandee was reported missing, around 3 AM on Sunday morning. Gandee and his uncle David Gandee had plans to go four-wheeling with some friends, which was the last time Shain was heard from. Cause of death is still unknown and little details have been released, as the story is still developing. He is survived by both of his parents.

This is not the first piece of sad events to surrounding the Buckwild cast. Earlier this year, Shain Gandee's fellow cast member Salwa Amin was arrested on a charges of Heroin possession. Yikes.

But one thing we know for sure, Buckwild gave our Thursday nights in January and February a bit of light, thanks mostly to Shain. We'll never forget your vivacious spirit and your muscle tees, Gandee Candy. Your redneck moxie touched our lives, souls, and hearts, and you will be very much missed. RIP.