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