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Shain Gandee Found Dead: Buckwild Star Was 21

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Shain Gandee of MTV's "Buckwild" has been confirmed dead in West Virginia.

Shain Gandee, known to fans of MTV's Buckwild as Gandee Candy, was among three people found dead in Sissonville, W.Va., on Monday, April 1. He was 21 years old.

Update: MTV tells Us Weekly: "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. 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."

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Local news reports say the young reality star was discovered in a vehicle in the Wolf Pen Road area in Sissonville. His uncle was discovered with him, along with another individual whose name has not yet been released.

Gandee and his uncle, David Gandee, were reported missing on Sunday when family and friends were unable to get in touch with them. They were last seen alive at Larry's Bar at around 3 a.m. on the morning of March 31. A news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's office said they planned to go four-wheeling in Gandee's Ford Bronco.

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Gandee was one of nine main cast members on MTV's Buckwild, which chronicles the lives of young adults in Sissonville and Charleston, W.Va. The series debuted in January 2013; in February, the network announced that the show would be returning for a second season.

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