Relatives of late U.S. reality Tv star Shain Gandee are taking donations to help pay for his funeral.

Bosses at MTv suspended production on Buckwild when Gandee, 21, was found dead in West Virginia on Monday (01Apr13) along with his uncle after the pair went missing during an off-road driving trip.

Gandee's cousin, Ashley, has now revealed the family is struggling to find the money to pay for a memorial service and is taking donations. Relatives are also organising a charity event to raise money to cover the costs.

Ashley tells, "I know the strain (the rest of the family) are going through. It's hard to provide a proper burial. It's already tough with the loss of family members... expenses are tough as well."