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'Buckwild' Star Shain Gandee

Dead at 21

4/1/2013 11:45 AM PDT UPDATED: 4/1/2013 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1:00 PM PT -- Sources close to the death investigation say it's likely Shain died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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"Buckwild" Star Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia this morning ... 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement.

According to officials, Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee, and a third unidentified body were discovered dead in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia. There was no sign of foul play.

As we previously reported ... Shain was last heard from around 3 AM on Sunday morning, when he and his uncle David told people they planned to go 4-wheeling.

MTV has released a statement, saying, "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."

MTV adds, "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."

The rep says production of "Buckwild" has since been suspended.

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su    

RIP

507 days ago
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Kemosabe    

Incredibly sad...he was so young. May he rest in peace.

507 days ago
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Amber Dygert    

Wow just wow.... R.I.P.

507 days ago
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Heavy-D    

Wow. Can't believe it. He was one of the good one's. RIP

507 days ago
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Lucy in the Sky    

I don't even know who this is... But it's sad either way... R.I.P.

507 days ago
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Frankenpussy    

HOLY S H I T! HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT HE TWEETED JUST 3 HOURS AGO??

507 days ago
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charlee    

So young so sad R.I.P

507 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

Producers of Buck Wild will be rubbing their hands together with joy. This will do wonders for their ratings.

507 days ago
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Snowballx    

omg WOW...

507 days ago
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NYchick    

Wow that is really sad to hear. He was funny on the show, wonder how mtv will handle this or if there will be future seasons. If u watched the show he went full throttle on everything and didn't seem to think too much about safety. He would flip trucks over all the time. Regardless what happened to him may he rip

507 days ago
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Don Dub    

Wow how sad I loved the show and he made the show he was cool.I knew something would go wrong with how they would go mudden it looked dangerous

507 days ago
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spokenword    

Buckwild was a good show. I thought he'd show up eventually. Rest in peace.

507 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

April Fools!!!!!!!!!!!!

507 days ago
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Tom    

That sucks, I liked this guy. He was a good kid. Peace out little buddy

507 days ago
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Moxy Menace    

April Fools!

507 days ago
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