‘Buckwild’ Star Shain Gandee Dead at 21April 1, 2013
Shain Gandee, the happy-go-lucky drunk cast member of MTV’s, ‘Buckwild‘ was found dead in a vehicle just 31 hours after he and his uncle David left a bar and drove into the woods to go four-wheeling. Police discovered three bodies in the vehicle and were able to identify Shane and David, but the third person’s name was not released.
Buckwild has been a staple in MTV’s roster for the past year, with the cast being donned as the redneck Jersey Shore. The show’s tone has a “Jackass” element to it, with squirrel hunting, rope swinging, and other less-than-smart activities.
West Virginia, where the show is filmed, was met with extremely negative reception, claiming that the show made residents all look like uneducated hillbillies. Joe Manchin, the Governor of West Virginia, pleaded with the producers to cancel the show before it aired.
Other cast members have been on the wrong side of the law since the show aired. Salwa Amin is currently awaiting trial for felony drug possession, Michale “Bluefoot” Burford was arrested in February for aggravated DUI. Throw Lindsay Lohan in there, and you have the most dysfunctional episode of ‘Friends’ ever.
Video of Shain, the Redneck MacGyver: