Charleston City Mayor Danny Jones said he is glad the show has been canceled.
"I don't know how they would've kept it going without Shain -- because he was the axis on which this thing rotated. He was woven into the storyline. I watched two of them. I don't know how it continues without him," he said.
"How do you start? His funeral? I don't know how that works. I'm glad it's done. It feeds into all the negative stereotypes I've dealt with in 62 years. I'm not sorry it's off the air. It would be hard to carve out anything -- except for bad taste. Because you can't get around dealing with a young man's death. It dealt with all the negative stereotypes that I've had to deal with all my life. It just exacerbated it and made it worse."
The New York Post's Page Six reported that "Buckwild" producer J.P. Williams, a West Virginia native, is upset over the show's cancellation.
Williams said he plans to continue filming the show and make a "Buckwild" film as well.
Gandee was found dead a week ago along with two others after a night of mudding. Their SUV became stuck in a mudpit and the muffler was covered by mud. Officials said the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning.
His funeral was attended by hundreds of people wearing camouflage in his honor.
"Buckwild" was originally renewed for a second season in early February, after averaging 3 million viewers per episode.
"We are shocked and saddened by the terrible news about Shain Gandee, and those involved in this tragic incident," MTV said in a statement after news broke of his death. "We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."Contact writer Candace Nelson at Candace.Nel...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148. Follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/Candace07