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‘Jersey Shore’ Alumni Remember MTV Family Member Shain Gandee

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When "Buckwild" premiered on MTV in January, it was hyped as a possible successor to "Jersey Shore," which ended its reign on the cable network in December 2012. Sadly, the West Virginia-based show took a major hit when its star, Shain Gandee, died earlier this week.

So, other than offering to foot the bill for Gandee's funeral, what should MTV do next? We hit the red carpet for WWE's Superstars for Sandy Relief party in New York City to get some of the "Jersey Shore" castmembers' take on the matter.

"Maybe they should have a benefit concert for him and his family," Snooki told omg!. "They should do something because 'Buckwild' was a great show for MTV and it just sucks that one of its stars passed away. It's very sad."

"I'm sure they'll do something to honor him the right way," Ronnie Ortiz-Magro said.

"Whatever they do will probably be best," added Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. "He's a young kid. It's so sad."

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Both Ronnie and Sammi confessed to being big fans of "Buckwild" and Gandee in particular.

"He's actually my favorite on the show," Ronnie said. "There was something about him – I loved his personality."

"I love that he wasn't afraid to be himself," Sammi explained. "He didn't care about all that technology and he was just him. I appreciated that about him."

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Gandee, 21, died of carbon monoxide poisoning following a late-night off-roading adventure that ended in a deep mud pit outside Sissonville, West Virginia, early Monday morning.

The reality TV star's cousin, Ashley Gandee Lewis, recently told People, "His whole family said if he was going to die young, at least he died doing what he loved."

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