Lance Waldroup, one of many bootleggers featured in Discovery’s actuality sequence “Moonshiners,” died on Feb. 25 in North Carolina. He was 30.
The community confirmed Waldroup’s loss of life in a Fb publish earlier this week.
“We’re saddened to listen to in regards to the lack of Lance Waldroup,” the community stated. “An adventurous distiller who was featured alongside his father all through the early seasons of Moonshiners, Lance was at all times seeking to take his flavorful recipes of ‘shine to new heights.”
A reason behind loss of life has not but been revealed. Nonetheless, a GoFundMe web page arrange by his household to boost cash for a memorial fund says the loss of life was “surprising.”
Waldroup, one of many much less skilled bootleggers on the sequence, regularly appeared on “Moonshiners” along with his father, Jeff, to whom he would regularly flip for steerage.
In keeping with the GoFundMe, Waldroup is a local of Graham County, N.C. His sister, Lyndsey, had cystic fibrosis and died on the age of 11, and his brother, Lamar, additionally had cystic fibrosis and died on the age of 20, 1.5 years after a lung transplant, leaving Lance with no siblings. The losses left him with survivor’s guilt, in line with the web page, and he “was an addict for a number of years after which determined to show his life round. He went to rehab and had change into a recovered addict.”
Waldroup stop “Moonshiners” to handle his mom, Lynn, after she was recognized with a number of sclerosis. “He didn’t wish to go away her aspect and waited on her hand and foot,” the GoFundMe web page reads.
A memorial service for Waldroup is about for March 6 on the Cedar Cliff Baptist Church in Robbinsville, N.C.