This is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time.
The production companies behind Buckwild— Parallel Entertainment and Zoo Productions— will pay for Shain Gandee's funeral after his shocking death caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
The decision to front the funeral came after the successful companies heard about the Gandee family's struggle to give the reality star a proper burial.
Parallel Entertainment CEO J.P. Williams explained:
"Shain was a great kid with a big heart who had endless love for his mom and dad. I am from West Virginia and this show reminded me of how I grew up."
It's good to know that the community, beyond Shain's native small town, has come together during this tough time.
The funds already raked in for the funeral by donations will go to Shain's family and the two other men that were lost in the tragedy.
Shain's life may have been short lived, but the generosity of so many makes it obvious that he has left a great impact.
[Image courtesy of MTV.]
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