A MTV reality star dies at 21

By Lynette Rice
April 05, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

Shain Gandee, 21, of MTV’s reality show Buckwild, was found dead in West Virginia on April 1. The former trash collector was the charismatic centerpiece of the series, which follows a group of friends in Sissonville, W.Va. Gandee and two other men were found in a truck partially submerged in mud; the cause of death was unknown at press time, as was the future of the show, which was in production for season 2. (Go to insidetv.ew.com for updates.) ”Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met,” MTV said in a statement. ”We will miss him dearly.”