Hopefully today will bring some healing to the friends and family of Shain Gandee. The Buckwild star is scheduled to be laid to rest this afternoon, after his tragic death last Monday—and the funeral won’t be televised.
TMZ reports that the producers of Buckwild, who are covering the costs of the funeral, have said they will not be filming the event.
J.P Williams, the CEO of Parallel Entertainment—one of the companies that produces the show—informed TMZ that not “in a million years" would they film such an affair, acknowledging that this is a private moment for Shain’s loved ones to mourn that deserves respect.
We completely understand that sentiment! Then again, not everyone may agree with it. TLC, for instance, aired the special, Best Funeral Ever, which ranked and judged funerals much like it would weddings. TLC will be turning the special into a series.
Shain, admired for his big heart and charisma, died from carbon monoxide poisoning along with two other men—his uncle, David Dwight Gandee, 48, and Donald Robert Myers, 27. Shain was only 21 years old. Those attending his funeral, it is said, are invited to wear camouflage in honor of the magnetic star who was taken too early.