For all his on-camera carousing and cussing,  Buckwild " reality TV star Shain Gandee was a publicly proclaimed and baptized Christian, and his mother says she will see him again.

Shain Gandee (Kanawha County Sheriff's Department

At her 21-year-old son's funeral Sunday in West Virginia, Loretta Gandee told hundreds of mourners packing the Charleston Municipal Auditorium that a month ago, Shain said he knew he'd go to heaven when he died.

Gandee, his 48-year-old uncle, David Gandee, and 27-year-old friend Donald Robert Myers were found dead April 1 in a sport utility vehicle that was partially submerged in a deep mud pit near Sissonville. They had last been seen leaving a bar at 3 a.m.

Autopsies determined all three died of carbon monoxide poisoning, possibly caused by the tailpipe being submerged in mud. That could have allowed the invisible gas to fill the vehicle's cabin.

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