I just saw BREAKING news all over the net, everybody is saying that my favorite reality star Shain Gandee is found dead. Please read all updates.
Posted by Shae Bradley on her Instagram Profile
Update No.17- NEW SEASON OF BUCKWILD- Click Image to read more
UPDATE NO.16 (Looks like the last Update wasn’t the last one)
Buckwild’ Producer to MTV: ‘This Will Get Ugly’ as reported by The Hollywood Reporter (THR)
The sudden cancellation of MTV’s hit reality series Buckwildfollowing star Shain Gandee’s death has producer J.P. Williams livid
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter late Tuesday, Williams, who manages most of the cast members and produces the show, took particular aim at MTV for pulling the plug midway through filming on the second season.
“This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy. They’ll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding], and they cancel the show?” he fumes. “There’s something that smells of s— here on every level.”
Williams, who manages eight of the show’s cast members, including Gandee, does not intend to move on to other projects. In fact, he suggests that he will continue shooting the series and will look to produce a Buckwild film, which he would self-finance if need be. “My job is to protect these kids,” he tells THR, adding: “This will get ugly.”
UPDATE No. 15 The last Update in this article
We just learned that MTV decided to cancel Buckwild. So, it is not the production company behind the Buckwild, it is MTV. We picked this up from TMZ and this is what they say:
A rep for MTV tells TMZ … “Given Shain’s tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him.”
The rep adds, “Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on our air and privately.”
MTV says … this weekend, it will have a “day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of ‘Buckwild’.”
UPDATE No. 14 I just received an exclusive photo of Shain Gandee Bronco at the scene, where it all happened.
UPDATE No. 13 We decided to post an image from Shain’s funeral, you can see most of people wearing camo and/or Gandee Candy shirts
The body of David Dwight Gandee is carried from the Charleston Municipal Auditorium after funeral services
UPDATE No. 12(4/7/13) The producers behind Buckwild have said that they won’t film the funeral of Shain Gandee, as reported by TMZ, early this morning. They will respect the family and they said they wouldn’t do it in a Million years.
Shain Gandee poses for a portrait, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP Images)
If you decide to go to the funeral do not forget to wear camo in Shain’s honor.
UPDATE NO. 11 I just received info regarding Shain’s funeral. Never thought I would write about this kind of stuff on my blog, but here it is.
UPDATE No. 10 This is the trascript of Shain 911 call (Audio is in UPDATE No.8)
Caller: I have an emergency. I have three dead people up on top of what called’s Henry Flat up Wolf Pen. My name is *******
Metro: Calm down. Where at up there?
Caller: Up Wolf Pen.
Metro: Do you know an address?
Caller: Gandee. I don’t know an address.
Metro: Do you see a house number or anything?
Caller: It’s Thaxton Hollar, Sol Lane:
Metro: Sol Lane?
Caller: Sol, S.O.L.
Metro: How far up on Sol Lane?
Caller: It’s Sol Lane. The paramedics that live out here in Sissonville, they’ll know. Thaxton Hollar.
Metro: OK honey. There’s no guarantee those medics are on duty. How far up Sol Lane?
Caller: Ma’am I don’t know. We’re up on top of a hill.
Metro: You’re on a hill. Is it at a house they’re at?
Caller: No, they’re up on a hill in a mudhole in a Bronco (inaudible) we’ve been looking for them for two days. Oh my God!
Metro: Is there anyway somebody can meet them off the hill?
Caller: I can meet them down there and bring them up here. That’s the only thing I know to do.
Metro: Where do you want to meet them at?
Caller: (Inaudible) I’ll come out Wolf Pen and Thaxton Hollar. I’m coming out there on a four-wheeler.
Metro: You’ll meet there at Wolf Pen and Thaxton Hollow.
Caller: Oh my God!
Metro: Are they inside the vehicle?
Caller: Yeah, all three of them. (To someone else: How many are in there? Two? Is it just David and Shain? Alright.)
Metro: What’s their names?
Caller: It’s David Gandee, (crying) and Shain Gandee.
Metro: David and Shain Gandee?
Metro: Does it look like… What happened? Can you tell?
Caller: No. (Inaudible)
Metro: Huh? Does it look like any gun or anything has been used?
Caller: No. Inaudible. Crying. They’re stuck in a mud hole.
Metro: Ok, just (inaudible). I’ve got them on the way, OK. And they’re in a Bronco correct?
Metro: And does it look like somebody has done anything to them?
Caller: No. I … no.
Metro: But they’re definitely not breathing, correct?
Caller: No ma’am. (In audible).
Metro: Are they cold to touch? Have you touched them?
Caller: Yeah. Yes they are.
Metro: Don’t see any drugs or anything do ya?
Metro: What is your name?
Metro: And is your phone number (beep)
Caller: Yeah, it’s my son’s. I’ll give you mine. (Beep)
Metro: And how long have they been missing?
Caller: They’ve been missing since Saturday.
Metro: So, Saturday?
Caller: Yeah. (Inaudible)
Metro: Do you know about how old they are? What …
Caller: Shain’s 21.
Caller: I don’t know, what, David’s what? 40. (Starts crying)
Metro: And you’re going to meet there at Wolf Pen and Thaxton Hollar, correct?
Caller: Yeah. Yeah.
Metro: Alright honey, I’ve got ‘em on the way.
UPDATE No.9 Mud Run for Shain
Just two days after the ‘Buckwild’ star was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning, the first annual Shain Gandee Memorial Mud Run was held, with over 100 people showing up to pay tribute to him.
Shain Gandee memorial mud run
UPDATE No.8 (4/3/13)
Chilling Shain Gandee 911 call. This is very very sad, please do not listen if you don’t want your hearth broken.
UPDATE No. 7
We’ve all seen some fake FB groups collecting money for Shain Gandee’s funeral (most of these FB pages are called R.I.P Shain Gandee) and we also witnessed Shain’s cousin Ashley collecting money for the funeral (check UPDATE No.5 for the link to this page) on her page which is the only page connected with the family.
It looks like producers behind the show have decided to pay for the funeral, more in this report from TMZ
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.
Looks like it’s official. Carbon Monoxide is the cause of the death of Shain Gandee, his uncle and his friend. The death was ruled an accident. The truck’s exhaust pipe had been submerged in some heavy mud, causing the poisonous gas to leak back into the Shain’s Ford Bronco.
Partial findings from the autopsies on 21-year-old Shain, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and friend Robert Myers, 27, were released Tuesday.
The manner of death was accidental. Carbon monoxide poisoning was listed as the cause, said Cpl. Brian Humphreys, a spokesman for the Kanawha Sheriff’s Department.
UPDATE No.5 (4/2/13)
According to the one of the Buckwild cast members they all got around $8,000/each for the first season of Buckwild. Now, even though they gained a huge popularity (especially Shain Gandee) they continued to live their lives as if they are not TV stars.
That’s why it is understandable to see Shain’s cousin, Ashley Gandee, organizing a memorial “mud run” (an off-road trucking event) to ease the financial strain on Shain’s family. You can get more info on her FB page .
Ashley Gandee Lewis, says the event is set for Wednesday afternoon in Proctorville, Ohio. She says participants will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Proctorville Kroger. The cost is $10 for riders and $5 for spectators.
Proceeds will go to pay for funeral costs. Lewis says the fundraisers were arranged because no parent should have to pay for the costs to bury their own child.
Ashley and Shain Gandee- Pic taken 2 days ago
Shain with his fans at Gaandee’s General Store promotion
This Ford Bronco is the vehicle where the bodies of “Buckwild” cast member Shain Gandee, his uncle and family friend were found
A bulldozer and an ATV head up the hollow to assist in the recovery effort of the 1984 Ford Bronco which BUCKWILD star Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48 , and Robert Myers were found dead.
More info just in from Charleston Daily Mail:
Deputies were using all-terrain vehicles to access the area, which is about a mile and a half up a dirt road, said Cpl. Brian Humphreys, a spokesman for the Kanawha Sheriff’s Department.
Humphreys said one of Shain’s friends had been searching the trails and ridges for his friend when he found the truck. It was found in a mud pit next to a ridge-top trail, which was passable for four-wheel drive vehicles.
It was about a mile from Shain’s home near Thaxton Hollow. Shain was in the driver’s seat.
“The vehicle sat unevenly, but upright, and was partially submerged in deep mud,” Humphreys said. “Mud was covering the lower part of the passenger side door of the vehicle, but the driver’s side of the vehicle was above the mud.
“The muffler of the vehicle was completely below the surface of the mud.”
Authorities used a bulldozer to pull the Bronco from the mud pit, he said.
Some of the Tweets from the Buckwild cast members
This is just in from WOWKTV
Police have told us that family members have been told.
Police were going to use a helicopter to locate Shain and David Gandee, but instead acted on a tip that lead them to Shain’s Ford Branco. They found the truck stuck in the mud. Police have not released the cause of death or the name of the third person found.
This is what I saw at Charleston Daily News:
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper confirmed that one of the three bodies found in a vehicle off Wolf Pen Drive in Sissonville was Shain Gandee, 21.
Carper said he was told that Shain’s uncle, David Gandee, 48, was also dead in the vehicle.
Neighbors and friends identified the third person as Robert Myers, also of Sissonville. According to Myers’ Facebook page he was recently divorced and just started working at Subway restaurant.
Causes of death have not been released.
The vehicle was reported to 911 dispatchers about 11:30 a.m., about one hour after deputies released a statement that Shain and David had been missing since early Sunday morning.
Deputies were using all-terrain vehicles to access the area, which is about a mile up a dirt road, Kanawha Cpl. Brian Humphreys said.
He and his uncle were last seen at Larry’s Bar in Sissonville about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.
The pair said they were going off-roading in Gandee’s 1984 Ford Bronco with oversized tires.
Family members spent most of Sunday looking for the pair before reporting them missing, according to the press release.
Shain reportedly spent the day before his death at the grand opening of his cousin’s general store in Crown City, Ohio.
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Shain and Cara