MTV Buckwild Star Found Dead
21-year-old SHAIN GANDEE, one of the stars from the MTV show “Buckwild”, was found dead yesterday. His body was discovered in a vehicle that was wrecked in a muddy area a few miles from his home.
There were two other bodies in the vehicle. One of them was his uncle, David Gandee. The other was a friend, 27-year-old Donald Robert Myers. Shain was reported missing on Sunday. He and his uncle were last seen at a bar around 3:00 A.M. on Sunday morning, when they told people they were planning on going four-wheeling.
Apparently, they were off-roading at the time of the accident.
Police say Shain’s 1984 Bronco was stuck very deep mud in a remote area and investigators needed to use ATVs to gain access to the site. Officials also said that “the vehicle sat unevenly, but upright, and was partially submerged.
“Mud was covering the lower part of the passenger side door of the vehicle, but the driver’s side of the vehicle was above the mud. The muffler was completely below the surface of the mud,” the officials stated.
That’s important because if the exhaust pipe was blocked, carbon monoxide would’ve blown into the vehicle, which means there’s a good chance the men died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Although, that hasn’t been confirmed.
Shain’s body was found in the driver’s seat.
MTV released a statement saying, “We’re shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. We’re waiting for more information but at this time.”
They went on to say, “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.”
“Buckwild” is basically a country version of “Jersey Shore”. The first season premiered in January and it was such a hit that MTV ordered a second season in February. The first season lasted 12 episodes, and averaged 3.2 million viewers.