Shain Gandee Dies, Buckwild Star Was 21

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Shain Gandee, the star of MTV's Buckwild, was found dead this morning in West Virginia.

He was reported missing after telling folks around 3 a.m. Sunday that he was going four-wheeling with his uncle, David, with authorities confirming this morning that Shain and two others were discovered in the vehicle in Sissonville, W.V.

Shain Gandee Photo

Shain was 21 years old. The whereabouts of David Gandee are unknown at this time.

We'll update this story as more news breaks and our thoughts go out to Gandee's family.

Shain is the third member of the Buckwild cast to make headlines for the wrong reasons.

Salwa Amin was in custody Monday after violating terms of her release on pending drug charges, while Michael Douglas Burford was charged in February with DUI.

Time to pull the plug, MTV?

UPDATE: It sounds as if David also died in the accident and that the cause of deaths is believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning.


r.i.p.shain..philly loves you we was hopeing to see buckwild 2...we will miss the family of shain i wanted to tell u how sorry iam to hear he is gone but in philly he number 1..r,i,p,

Myshawn perry

Seems like he enjoyed life always happy. So sad it had to end so soon. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

Lashanda hardesty

Well I just read People and it says that h was found in his car unresponsive along with his uncle David so idk why this one says Davids whereabouts are's the paragraph from People Magizine:The reality personality, 21, was discovered unresponsive in his car Monday morning with his uncle, David Gandee, 48, and another person, says Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper of West Virginia, where Gandee lived.

Audrey guerriere

It happens in 3's So I don't think it will happen again on this MTV show It is sad but that's the way it is.

Lindsay rae belfield

David Gandee was one of the 3 found dead. Read every other news report.. They are all the same story, written with exactly the same words.. except for this one and that detail.


I don't think this is an April Fool's joke, if you Google it there are a lot of news stations reporting it and if it were a joke it is a pretty sick one.


I wonder if this is an April fools joke.

@ Amber

Faking a death? Really? A joke? Wow.......


This is all so shocking (and even more sad). I am such a huge fan of MTV'S Buckwild. My heart, prayers and condolences go out to Shain's family, friends and other loved ones. Shain, dude...REST IN PEACE. Amen.

Heather artunian bearden

Is this another April Fool's like with LiLo?

@ Heather Artunian Bearden

my heart goes out to family friends i loved the show buck wild espcially shane ,,,

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