To pay tribute to the 21-year-old and support his friends and family, we’ve rounded up tweets from his West Virginia friends (and Buckwild stars), as well as other MTV pals, ranging from Snooki and JWOWW’s Jenni to Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry.
Read on to see the dozens of tweets already made, and feel free to share your condolences and reactions to the tragic news using the hashtag #PrayForGandeeFamily. We will update this post as more kind words come in.
Ashley Whitt, Buckwild (@MTVsAshleyWhitt): “RIP Shain Gandee. You were the most amazing person I've ever known. I know you will be watching over me everytime I hit a mud hole. You will always be my best friend, I love you ! <3.”
Michael "Bluefoot" Burford, Buckwild (MTVBluefoot): “My hearts in a million god damn pieces you son of a bitches wanna make smart ass remarks. I love you Shain idk what I'm gonna do w.o. ya bro.” And later, “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.”