'Moonshiners' Star Lance Waldroup Dies Aged 30 | 22 Words

Lance Waldroup, the star of the Discovery Channel reality show, Moonshiners, has sadly passed away...

He was just thirty-years-old.


As soon as the news of his untimely death broke earlier this week, the tributes were quick to flood in.

Waldroup found fame on the wildly popular docuseries, Moonshiners.


The show follows bootleggers as they distill liquor, including absinthe and scotch.

He appeared in several early seasons of the show...


Bootlegging out of North Carolina with his father.

He was one of the younger and less experienced moonshiners, and would often turn to his dad for guidance.

The official Moonshiners Facebook page announced his death on March 1st.


"We are saddened to hear about the loss of Lance Waldroup," their statement read.

The statement continued:

"An adventurous distiller who was featured alongside his father throughout the early seasons of Moonshiners, Lance was always looking to take his flavorful recipes of 'shine to new heights.

"He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."

โ€‹Waldroup'sย death follows that of his sister, Lindsey, who died aged eleven,ย and his brother, Lamar, who died aged twenty.

He is survived by his father and 4 grandparents.

An official cause of death wasn't initially revealed...

But law enforcement sources have since told TMZ that his mother, Lynn, called 911 after finding him unconscious and not breathing at his home on February 25th.

The publication was then told that Graham County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Robbinsville home and found the thirty-year-old lying on top of his bed.

Sadly, he could not be revived.

There are currently no signs of foul play, and his cause of death is being investigated by the medical examiner.

Rest in peace, Lance Waldroup.


His family has since set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a memorial fund, with the description saying he was a recovering drug addict who had turned his life around after going to rehab.

You can visit it here.