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Death for a reality star, but reality TV goes on

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Shain Gandee, from MTV's "Buckwild" reality series, was found dead Monday in a sport utility vehicle in a ditch along with his uncle and a third, unidentified person, authorities said.

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For a fleeting moment, Shain Gandee was part of the 1 percent. Gandee gained entry into the 1 percent who can claim to be famous. To be recognized, however marginally, as a media celebrity, never mind why. To be saluted for posing as some version of oneself, however distorted that version may be. Thanks to his brief run on the MTV reality show "Buckwild," Gandee was lifted from obscurity in small-town West Virginia for a dozen episodes of prominence before his death earlier this week.
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