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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.

Story developing ...

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31.

JD    

That's sad. He was my favorite one on the show

466 days ago
32.

jdub    

How insanely sad!!! So young! :(

466 days ago
33.

Ravenwolf    

wow three members of one family, sad.

466 days ago
34.

Frankenpussy    

ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG

466 days ago
35.

OH NO!    

Que the Banjo's.....

466 days ago
36.

Frankenpussy    

http://youtu.be/np0solnL1XY

466 days ago
37.

laura    

Wow, SO SAD. He seemed like a really sweet guy. I wonder how they are going to deal with this next season... especially with this and that Indian girl Salwa who got arrested last month for heroin and oxy's, it would make for an interesting season...
RIP Shain

466 days ago
38.

misty    

That stinks. He was my favorite one. Seemed like a real cool, down to earth guy. RIP

466 days ago
39.

Sean Felder    

Sean Felder talks XS Energy Drinks on www.AmpUpYourlifestyle.blogsot.com ok.?True story,true story.

466 days ago
40.

Roman Moroni    

I'm guessing meth on this one as opposed - meth boon docks; coke city slums

466 days ago
41.

sms    

Yes I saw that too he tweeted 3 hours ago. Or someone tweeted from his account. No one would be sick enough to make this an April Fools joke would they!!

466 days ago
42.

nimbus    

I truly hope this is not an April Fools joke. RIP Shain

466 days ago
43.

Jus    

This is really sad to hear. He was my favorite on the show. He was such a good guy. I really feel bad for his parents to have lost their son at such a young age.

466 days ago
44.

Sean Felder    

Sean Felder talks XS Energy Drinks on www.ampUpyourLifestyle.blogspot.com ok?

466 days ago
45.

john doe1111111    

testing

466 days ago
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