Monday 19 February 2018

MTV 'Buckwild' cast member Shain Gandee found dead

Shain Gandee
Shain Gandee

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

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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