Shain Gandee’s co-stars on MTV’s “Buckwild” were shocked and heartbroken to learn of their friend’s sudden and tragic death.
Many of them took to Twitter to express their grief over the loss of the 21-year-old who was found dead in a car on Monday in Sissonville, West Virginia.
Joey, who knew Shain since they were toddlers, wrote, “Everyone is gonna wear camo the first day back to school to support Shain Gandee… Sad sad day in West Virginia for everyone.”
Katie Tweeted, “Everything doesn’t happen for a reason I don’t know why people say that… Thanks everyone for your condolences. We appreciate it.”
Tyler, who has been posting nonstop since the news broke, wrote, “RIP Shain Gandee. I love you brother… God is with us always. Even though our buddy passed, he’s in a better place. God is taking care of Shain now… Still feels unreal to me.”
Bluefoot (a.k.a Michael) Tweeted, “I love you Shain idk what I’m gonna do w.o. ya bro… 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”
Anna simply wrote, “My heart is broken.”
Shae Tweeted that she was just trying to get through the day, writing, “Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Just going through the motions. Please pray for Shains close friends and family.”
Cara wrote, “This is the emptiest I’ve ever felt.”
MTV also released a statement about the death of Shain.
“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,” a rep for the network said in a statement earlier on Monday.
-- Jesse Spero