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MTV 'Buckwild' Star Shain Gandee Dead at 21

Jacqueline Jackson |
April 1, 2013 | 3:44 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Shain Gandee | MTV Buckwild Website
Shain Gandee | MTV Buckwild Website
MTV reality star Shain Gandee and his uncle David Gandee were found dead early Monday morning after being reported missing Sunday.

The 21-year-old was last seen at a bar with his uncle at 3AM in route to travel off road in his Ford Bronco. After not returning home his family reported both of them missing only to receive news Monday that Gandeen, his uncle and one identified passenger were found dead in Gandee's truck.

Gandee was one of the most popular characters on Buckwild  and fans took to social media to express their condolences and love for the fallen star. According to CBS a spokesperson for MTV said Monday:

"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident," the spokesperson said. "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."

There is no additional information available on the third victim and authorities have yet to release the cause of death or the vehicle's state at time of discovery.

To learn more about Buckwild and Shain Gandee visit MTV here.

Reach Executive Producer Jacqueline Jackson here.



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