According to Lance Waldroup Bio, Wiki, and Biography, He was a famous bootlegger from Discovery’s “Moonshiners,” has passed away on at 9:45 PM on February 25. Waldroup and his father starred in the first six seasons of the long-running cable show, which follows the lives of people who brew their own moonshine and their efforts to evade law enforcement.
From an early age, Lance has been a force of careful consideration and reason in his family shining operation. A true business renaissance man, Lance handles security, bootlegging, research, and development. Last season, Lance’s inventive moonshine recipes helped Mark and Jeff get a leg up on their competition. Lance’s hard work paid off as Jeff and Mark made him an equal share partner.
Lance Waldroup has died at the age of 30.
Lance Waldroup Cause of Death
A cause of death has not been released, but family members said he died Feb. 25 at his home in Robbinsville, North Carolina.
Lance’s mom, Lynn, called 911 and told the dispatcher she found him unconscious and not breathing at 9:45 PM on February 25. We’re told Graham County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Robbinsville home and found Lance dead … lying on top of his bed.
Our sources say Lance’s mom had last spoken to Lance four hours earlier. At some point after that conversation, we’re told Lance went into his bedroom and laid down on his bed. We’re told there are no signs of foul play and his cause of death is being investigated by the medical examiner.
Lance died Feb. 25 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 tells TMZ … Lance will be remembered as an adventurous distiller who was always looking to take his flavorful recipes of moonshine 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.
Waldroup is known for starring in six seasons of “Moonshiners” with his father, Jeff. He helped share the trade of distilling moonshine as well as absinthe and scotch.
Discovery TV Statement
The Discovery TV show also reacted to the news in a statement shared on its official Facebook page.
“We are saddened to hear about the loss of Lance Waldroup. 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,” the statement reads. “He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”
A GoFundMe campaign set up for Waldroup’s family says the family is “devastated” over his passing, calling it “unexpected.”
“Lance had such a kind loving soul and was always there for others in need,” a statement on the webpage reads. A memorial service is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 6 in Robbinsville, N.C. An obituary for the former Discovery star notes that he was preceded in death by his sister, Lindsey Waldroup, and his brother, Lamar Waldroup.
According to the organizer of his GoFundMe campaign, Waldroup suffered from “survivor’s guilt” following the deaths of his siblings. This allegedly caused him to turn to drugs, but he had gone on to rehab and became a “recovered addict.”