Shain Gandee's Death: What the MTV Stars Are Saying
News of Buckwild star Shain Gandee’s sudden and tragic death sent shock waves through the MTV community.
On Monday, the network issued a statement saying: “Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly.”
The 21-year-old was reported missing over the weekend, and on Monday was reportedly found dead in his car alongside his uncle and a friend. Details surrounding the deaths are not yet clear, though Gandee was last seen at a bar in Sissonville, W.Va., at 3 a.m. Sunday and told patrons that he was going off-roading.
The Twitterverse has since flooded with well wishes and condolences from fans while members of the cast of Buckwild also expressed their grief. Also weighing in on the tragedy were fellow MTV family members, the cast of Jersey Shore.
Michael Burford, aka "Bluefoot," expressed anger at several comments he was seeing on the social networking site. "My hearts in a million god damn pieces you son of a bitches wanna make smart ass remarks," the Buckwild star wrote. "I love you Shain idk what I'm gonna do w.o. ya bro."
Added Buckwild star Katie Saria ("The College Girl"): "Everything doesn't happen for a reason I don't know why people say that."
Below, find a sampling of what the MTV stars are saying about Gandee’s death.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Just going through the motions. Please pray for Shains close friends and family.— Shae Bradley (@mtvshae) April 1, 2013
Rest high on that mountain Shain I love you brother and miss you terribly already all I can think about is growin up thaxton holler together— Buckwild's Bluefoot (@MTVBluefoot) April 1, 2013
RIP Shain Gandee. You were the most amazing person I've ever known. I know you will be watching over… instagram.com/p/XkrtFwIIk7/— MTVsAshley(@MTVsAshleyWhitt) April 1, 2013
Get #WearCamoForShain trending. He would love that.— Tyler Boulet (@Tyler_MTV) April 1, 2013
God is with us always. Even though our buddy passed, he's in a better place. God is taking care of Shain now. #PrayForGandeeFamily— Tyler Boulet (@Tyler_MTV) April 1, 2013
At least Shain got to live it up before he passed. #PrayForGandeeFamily— Tyler Boulet (@Tyler_MTV) April 1, 2013
This is the emptiest I've ever felt. Please pray for Dale and Loretta.— Cara Parrish (@CaraFnParrish) April 1, 2013
Everything doesn't happen for a reason I don't know why people say that.— katie (@MTVs_Katie) April 1, 2013
My heart is broken.— Anna Davis (@MTV_Anna) April 1, 2013
Jersey Shore Stars:April 1, 2013
Damn RIP Shain From @mtv Buckwild ,, Too Young To Die !!! He Was A Funny Dude— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 1, 2013
That's awful that shain passed... He was just a baby. Rip. #Buckwild— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) April 1, 2013
Teen Mom 2:
I send my condolences to all of Shain's friends and family. #RestinParadise— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) April 1, 2013