‘Buckwild’ Star Dies at the Age of 21By: Sean Patterson - April 1, 2013
Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV’s Buckwild, was found dead this morning in Sissonville, West Virginia.
According to a report from the Charleston Daily Mail, 21-year-old Gandee was found in a vehicle with two other bodies. Gandee was reported missing on Sunday after failing to return from a 4-wheeling trip with his uncle. The other two bodies are reported to be those of Shain’s uncle, David Gandee, and a man named Robert Myers. The cause of their death has not yet been released.
The series Buckwild premiered on MTV this January. The series follows the lives of young adults living in rural West Virginia.
MTV has released a statement expressing its condolences:
“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.”