Aw, man. This is awful somber news. Shain Gandee, the 21-year-old star of MTV's "Buckwild," was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia. Via WCHS in Charleston, West Virginia:
Three people were found dead Monday in the Sissonville area in a vehicle, including "Buckwild" cast member Shain Gandee, Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said.
Family members and emergency personnel at the scene also said Shain Gandee was found in the vehicle dead along with his uncle, David. The two men had been reported missing for about 31 hours. The name of the other person who was found in the vehicle was unavailable.
A person on a four-wheeler discovered three unresponsive people in a vehicle Monday morning. Emergency responders converged in the Wolf Pen Road area in Sissonville after reports that a vehicle had been discovered.
David and Shain Gandee last told people they were going four-wheeling in a sport utility vehicle. They were reported missing overnight, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
If you watched the show and grew up muddin' trucks, fishing, and having fun a rural area like I did, Shain was the type of person you probably saw a lot of yourself in. We all have a friend who's just like him, right down to the camo hat, cut-off t-shirts, and love for good deer jerky.
What a horrible loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
RIP Shain. You knew how to live life.