Star of MTV's Buckwild Found Dead With 2 Others

Shain Gandee went missing early yesterday

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 1:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Shain Gandee, star of MTV reality show Buckwild, was found dead in West Virginia today along with his uncle and a family friend, WCHS reports. Gandee, 21, was discovered in a vehicle with David Gandee, 48, and Robert Myers, 27, by a passerby on a four-wheeler. The Gandee men were reported missing yesterday after having been last seen at a bar in the reality star's hometown of Sissonville around 3am. They told people they planned to go four-wheeling in an SUV, and family members hadn't heard from them since and were unable to reach them.

WSAZ reports that the men were found in a truck in a muddy, wooded area that was difficult for authorities to reach. Buckwild frequently depicted Gandee and his friends going off-roading around Sissonville. MTV says in a statement, "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news ... Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."

This Jan. 2, 2013 file photo shows Shain Gandee, from MTV's "Buckwild" reality series in New York.   (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, file)
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