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Buckwild Star Shain Gandee Found Dead

The break out star of MTV’s newest reality hit, Buckwild, was found dead today. The 21 year old Shain Gandee had been reported missing Sunday and was last seen at a bar around 3 am. He was last heard exclaiming that he’d be out off roading with his uncle and friend.

Shain, his uncle David Gandee, and a friend Donald Robert Myers were found early Monday morning by another friend involved in a search party for the three West Virginian men. Police were just about to issue a full aviation search when the report came in. The cause of death is still under investigation and authorities refuse to make any speculation for the time being, though they believe no foul play was involved. MTV has issued a public statement conveying their shock and sadness at the news:

“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.”

Shooting for the second season of Buckwild was currently in session, but has been postponed for the time being. None of Shain’s cast members have issued public statements, though many have expressed their pain through Twitter. Close friend Ashley Witt wrote:

“I know you will be watching over me every time I hit a mudhole. You will always be my best friend, I love you!”

Castmate Cara Parrish wrote to her followers asking them to keep Shain and his family in their prayers, saying “this is the emptiest I’ve ever felt.” Cara and Shain had obvious chemistry on the show, and his death is especially hard for her. We’ll certainly be keeping everyone involved in our thoughts through this horrible tragedy.

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