Lance Waldroup, a famous bootlegger from Discovery’s “Moonshiners,” has died at age 30.
Lance Waldroup died on February 25th in his home state of North Carolina, according to his father, Jeff, who also appeared on the reality show alongside his son.
The cause of death remains unclear.
Discovery which also confirmed the sad news, said Lance will be remembered as an adventurous distiller who was always looking to take his flavorful recipes of moonshine to new heights.
The network said:
“We are saddened to hear about the loss of Lance Waldroup,” the network said.
“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.”
Lance 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. He also distilled absinthe and scotch.
Lance’s family set up a GoFundMe to raise money for a memorial fund, and the description says he was a recovering drug addict who had turned his life around after going to rehab.
The Waldroups have really been through it — the family says Lance had survivor’s guilt because his sister died when she was 11, and his brother died when he was 20.