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Shain Gandee: Buckwild star found dead in a vehicle in Sissonville aged 21

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MTV show Buckwild star Shain Gandee has been found dead in a vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia, on Monday, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

Shain Gandee was 21.

Shain Gandee has been found dead in a vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia, on Monday

Shain Gandee has been found dead in a vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia, on Monday

The tragic news comes 31 hours after Shain Gandee was reported missing.

Shain Gandee was discovered along with two other bodies, also in the vehicle. One of the deceased was Shain Gandee’s 48-year-old uncle David.


The cause of death is not yet known, although no foul play is suspected.

Shain Gandee and his uncle David were last heard from at around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, when the pair reportedly decided to go four-wheeling.

Prior to that Shain and David Gandee had been in a Sissonville bar, but did not tell anyone they spoke to where they planned to go next.

In a statement, a spokesperson for MTV said: “We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident. 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.”