Authorities have released a statement saying that one of MTV’s Buckwild stars, Shain Gandee was found dead in his car along with his uncle and an unidentified third man. The three of them were last seen at a bar near Sissonville on March 31st around 3 a.m. Shain and his uncle had said that they are going on a spin in the family car. The Kanawha County Sheriff was soon informed about their disappearance. The Sheriff department soon received word that a 1984 Ford Bronco owned by the Gandee family was found in a ditch with people inside the vehicle. When the police rushed to the spot, they were only able to retrieve the bodies of the three men.
The officials have not released any statement about the conditions in which the bodies were found nor the reasons behind the three men’s death. However, they don’t suspect any foul play. It looks like the police are sure that it wasn’t a murder. It could be a cause of drunken driving.
Kent Carper, the President of Kanawha County Commission has said that the news is devastating in a small community like Charleston. He said everybody new every member of the Gandee family and it is sad that three of their community men have died so tragically.
Shain’s family is still reeling from the shock. He had been to the grand opening of his cousin’s new store just the previous evening. His cousin Ashley said that there was nothing out-of-ordinary with the behavior of Shain. He mingled with the crowd and was friendly with anyone who approached him.
In the meanwhile, MTV had planned to shoot a second season of Buckwild. The network was planning to air the reality show in 2012. However, it finally aired in January 2013. The show was aired back-to-back for more than two weeks. It was received quite well by the audience with the viewers aggregate crossing three million. Now, with the unexpected death of one of their crew, the network has stooped the shoot for the time being.
The nature of the star’s death is not revealed yet. All the information that is available is that the vehicle was submerged partially. However, the driver-side where Shain sat was not covered with mud. MTV released a statement in which they sent their support to the Gandee’s family. The fellow cast members took to various social media to express their grievance.