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'Buckwild's production suspended following Shain Gandee's death

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/02/2013 

Buckwild's future may reportedly be in doubt.

MTV has indefinitely suspended production of the show's second season following the death of cast member Shain Gandee, whose body was found dead with two others in his truck on Monday in Kanawha County, WV, The New York Times reported.

The network had ordered a second season of Buckwild, which follows a group of friends from West Virgina proud to be from a small rural town, last month and reportedly began production last week.

MTV executives declined comment on whether the show will resume, according to The Times.

Gandee, 21, and his 48-year-old uncle David Gandee and 27-year-old friend Robert Myers were discovered dead after being missing for more than a day. Shain and David were allegedly last seen leaving a bar in Sissonville, WV at 3AM Sunday morning to go four-wheeling.

It still remains undetermined how the men died. However, there's been speculation that they passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning, as Shain's truck was reportedly found partially submerged in deep mud with its exhaust pipe blocked.

"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," MTV said in a media statement released Monday.

"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."

Buckwild's first season delivered strong ratings for MTV, averaging 3.2 million viewers per episode.

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