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Buckwild star Shain Gandee dies, found in car with two people

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV – Shain Gandee, one of the stars of the MTV reality show “Buckwild,” has been found dead along with two other people in Kanawha County, West Virginia, authorities said Monday.

“This is a very sad and tragic event,” Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper said. “We live in a very small community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gandee family. The full details will be released later by the Kanawha County Sheriff Department.”

Gandee was one of the nine cast members of “Buckwild.” The show follows a group of young adults trying to have fun in Sissonville, West Virginia, pulling stunts like turning a dump truck into a swimming pool or just riding around the woods on their all-terrain vehicles. Gandee was billed as a former high school prom king who had done “every job from coal mining to being a garbage man.”

The identities of the other two dead were not immediately known. Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies had said earlier that they were searching for Gandee and his uncle, David Gandee.

CNN’s Karan Olson contributed to this report.

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