In what must be the worst moment for any parent, Shain’s family was left in complete shock by the sudden death of the ‘Buckwild’ star.
A neighbor and family friend, Swanna Frampton, spoke to WSAV-TV in West Virginia about the family’s demeanor saying, “His mom kept staring at his picture and his dad was all to pieces, because he’s lost his son and his brother both,” adding, “It’s a loss and an emptiness that’s going to take a long time to heal.”
Shain’s cousin Ashley Lewis spoke candidly about the loss as well, “[Shain’s parents] believed in him, They enjoyed his show, just his perception of life and the way he lived it. I don’t think anyone who knew Shain would want him to change anything about himself — that’s why they loved him, because they perceived him as being Shain and being himself.”
Shae Bradley: “Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Just going through the motions. Please pray for Shains close friends and family… So much pain and so much darkness in this world we stumble through. Thank you for all the support and prayers.”
Anna Davis: “My heart is broken. We all really appreciate the love and support through this unbearable tragedy. #ripshain”
Cara Parrish: “This is the emptiest I’ve ever felt. Please pray for [Shain’s parents] Dale and Loretta.”
Katie Saria: “Everything doesn’t happen for a reason I don’t know why people say that… Thanks everyone for your condolences. We appreciate it… I guess what you do is pray. No I won’t keep my head up and no I will not be strong. So stop asking.”
Ashley Whitt: “Rip Shain Gandee. You are an angel, I know you will watch over me. You were the most amazing person I’ve ever known.”
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— Russ Weakland