MoonshinersLance Waldroup, an alumnus from Harvard, passed away one year ago. It was shocking and shocked everyone. According to TMZThe cause of death of the young reality star is not surprising, given his history of health problems. Officially, Waldroup’s death was caused by congestive heart disease. This was triggered by morbid obesity in the beginning and cardiomyopathy at the end.
Reality star, who weighed 580 pounds, also had a history high blood pressure, suicidal thinking, and was a recovering heroin addict. After Waldroup’s body was found, Suboxone was found in Waldroup’s bedroom. This confirmed his drug addiction. His death was not caused by drugs, but the autopsy showed that his past drug abuse had contributed to his death.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lance Waldroup. He was an adventurous distiller and was often featured with his father in the early Moonshiners seasons. He will be greatly missed.
Take a look back at the time he was on the show. https://t.co/gKvnX443I4 pic.twitter.com/K7gOpclwkE
— Moonshiners (@MoonshinersTV) March 1, 2021
The 30-year old was a fan favorite shiner on Discovery along with his father Jeff, and other stars of Discovery. According to him, his troubles were caused by the death of his sister. TMZHis family remembered his struggle with cancer at the time of his death “survivor’s guilt.”
“Growing up Lance was extremely close to his sister Lyndsey. Lyndsey loved to cook and Lance loved to eat! His sister Lyndsey had Cystic Fibrosis and she passed away when she was 11 years old,”GoFundMe fundraising campaign to support Waldroup’s funeral read. “Lance was also close to his brother Lamar and they did everything together. His brother Lamar also had Cystic Fibrosis and had to have a lung transplant. Lamar lived for 1 1/2 years with the lung transplant and did pass away when he was 20 years old.”
The GoFundMe to Waldroup’s familyThe memorial fund reached its $15,000 target and received a little more thanks to 349 donations. The memorial fund’s goal was described by the author as an attempt to “give back”Waldroup’s family, thank you for everything they did for the community in the past. It was also an attempt to cover funeral costs at that time. “We are looking to help raise as much money as possible in the next few weeks to be able to present to the family for a proper burial. It is moments like these to help get one of our own through this most difficult time,”GoFundMe is available here.
“We were avid watchers of his show and we thought the world of Lance and his family. Our hearths are filled with sorrow and your family is in our prayers,”One supporter commented on the fundraiser. “We enjoyed your family on the show. We are so sorry to hear about Lance…. You all became a part of our family. May the Good Lord continue to be by your sides and fill your hearts with comfort and understanding,”You will receive a second gift in return for your donation.