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'Buckwild'

TV Producers Paying for Shain's Funeral

4/3/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The two production companies behind the MTV reality show "Buckwild" have offered to pay for all of Shain Gandee's funeral expenses, TMZ has learned.

Parallel Entertainment CEO J.P. Williams -- who produces the show with Zoo Productions -- tells us, "Shain was a great kid with a big heart who had endless love for his mom and dad." He adds, "I am from West Virginia and this show reminded me of how I grew up."

A public service for Shain will be held this Sunday.

As for the donation websites that have been raising money to help pay for the funeral -- we're told that money will now go toward expenses incurred by Shain's family during the recovery effort.

We're told any remaining money will go towards the funeral of the other two men that were killed, including Shain's uncle.

As we reported, 21-year-old Shain was found dead yesterday morning inside his truck, which had stalled out submerged in mud while off-roading. Shain and the two other men died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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IwuvTMZ    

That's the least they can do.

532 days ago
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Jordan    

I guess the family does not care that the funeral will now be a party on MTV?

532 days ago
3.

Josh2013    

Good job MTV

532 days ago
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VNVgirl    

i'd take this guy over lohan any day of the week. rest in peace hon. sorry i compared ya to lohan but personally i don't give a rats ass. enjoy your yee haww death. hugs !

532 days ago
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smurfya    

The most respectable thing mtv and these reality shows have done on years

532 days ago
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jabberjaws    

who?

532 days ago
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nzfreckle    

wanna give MTV props for paying, just hope they dont exploit it by filming the service for a special , RIP Shain, David and Donald xx

532 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Why is everyone thanking MTV? They are not the ones paying. Did I read a differant story than everyone else? I'm wondering what expenses his family incurred in such a short period of time. They didn't rescue they truck did they. Go ahead and pay for the other funerals. I'm sure they received more than enough.

532 days ago
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Parker    

He was in that mud one day...how much expenses could the family lose over that.......send the donations back......people probably could use that money, but sent it anyway to help pay for a funeral......not family expenses.........

532 days ago
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braintrain    

Why didn't he get out of the truck?

532 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

What's really pathetic is that everyone who grows up in any area where you have bad weather, flooding, asnow, etc knows that if you ever get stuck in your vehicle you need to always check the tailpipe and make sure it is NEVER blocked ( the same holds true for the exhaust pipe from a furnace in your house as well) as carbon monoxide is a colorless, odor less, gas that easily can cause sleepinness, which leads to unconsciousness and then death. If they we fans of off-roading in muddy or remorte areas someone should have know about these issues. This is ust sad because all they had to do was get out of the vehilce and they would be alive today.... RIP

532 days ago
12.

kali    

And so they should..

532 days ago
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spokenword    

At least he got to see salwa's breasts. RIP.

532 days ago
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Momma44    

We had a similar experience years ago, we got a bronco stuck and half buried on the mud we could hear the muffler bubbling I'm the muddy water, we **** the truck off and got out and walked. This is such a tragic accident, and glad the family is getting help with the funeral expenses but don't understand the comments that its the least the producers can do, they didn't cause this.........hope a spectacle isn't made out of the services. Prayers to the families

532 days ago
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Duh    

A kid is dead. He was on a reality show for one season. He was charming and kind from what we saw, and now he is dead. Of course MTV should help him out. Everyone else should STFU and let this family be in peace. His uncle is also dead and a friend. I'm sure the family is devastated. Keep your stupid comments for *******s who deserve it like the Kardashians and Basketball wives.

532 days ago
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