MTV has decided to cancel reality show "Buckwild" following Shain Gandee death by carbon monoxide poisoning,

A spokesperson for MTV told TMZ, "Given Shain's tragic passing and essential presence on the show, we felt it was not appropriate to continue without him. Instead, we are working on a meaningful way to pay tribute to his memory on-air and privately."

Gandee was found dead April 1 in his vehicle, along with his uncle and a friend, while going off-roading, or "mudding," in West Virginia. The truck's tailpipe became submerged in mud, and fumes backed up into the truck's cab.

Production on the show was immediately suspended and the reality series -- which focused on mudding and partying -- was in the middle of shooting the second season.

Buckwild averaged more than 3 million viewers in its first season and was one of the highest-rated shows on MTV.

The show has encountered other issues since debuting in January. Cast member Salwa Amin was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and her cast mate Michael Burford was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

TMZ reported that four of the second season episodes were shot, but will not air. However, a special taped two months ago is expected to be shown.

MTV said this weekend it will show a "day of programming dedicated to Shain in which we will air the entire first season of 'Buckwild'."

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