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Shain Gandee may have been a star to everyone in his small town and to fans of the MTV show Buckwild, but his brief fame did not bring him fortune before his untimely death. His family are now left to pick up the pieces following the 21-year-old’s passing, including figuring out how they will afford a proper burial for the charismatic young reality star, who allegedly died of carbon monoxide poisoning, alongside his friend and uncle.

Shain’s cousin, Ashley Gandee, tells TMZ that she is organizing an off-roading event in Shain’s honor to help raise funds to cover the expected funeral expenses.

"I know the strain they are going through," says Ashley.  "It's hard to provide a proper burial. It's already tough with the loss of family members ... expenses are tough as well."

The event will take place this coming Wednesday in Proctorville, OH.

UPDATE: The producers of MTV's Buckwild have come forward to help pay for Shain's funeral, reports TMZ.

Source: TMZ