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MTV 'Buckwild' cast member Shain Gandee found dead

Published 01/04/2013 | 19:12

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Shain Gandee, who starred in the MTV reality series "Buckwild" set in West Virginia, is shown in this undated publicity photograph released to Reuters April 1, 2013. Gandee was found dead in a car on April 1 in West Virginia, after being reported missing. REUTERS/Courtesy MTV/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Shain Gandee

A CAST member of MTV reality show 'Buckwild' was found dead in rural West Virginia today, a Kanawha County official said.

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Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead in a car along with two other men including his uncle David on Monday morning in Sissonville, Kanawha County, a spokeswoman for Commissioner Kent Carper told Reuters.

 

Gandee was one of the lead cast members of "Buckwild," which follows a group of young adults living in rural West Virginia and has attracted some criticism for its portrayal of the cast's hard-partying ways.

 

Gandee was often seen on the show "four-wheeling" in his truck, driving in circuits on off-road terrain.

 

"This is a very sad and tragic event. We live in a very small community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gandee family," Carper said in a statement.

 

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department did not release any information on the cause of death and said it was investigating.

 

MTV did not immediately return requests for comment.

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