‘Moonshiners’ Star Was 30 – .
Lance Waldroup, a bootlegger from the early seasons of Discovery’s reality series Moonshiners, died on February 25 at his home in Robbinsville, North Carolina. His father Jeff, who also appeared on the show, said he was 30 years old and the cause of death was unclear.
“We are saddened by the loss of Lance Waldroup,” said a Facebook post from Discovery on the Moonshiners’ official website. “As an adventurous distiller who performed with his father at the beginning of the Moonshiners season, Lance always tried to take his tasty recipes of shine to a new level. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go with his family during this difficult time. “
The younger forest group performed with his father on several early seasons of the show and rejected the ancient art of distilling from his father. In addition to moonlight, he also distilled absinthe and scotch.
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His family started a GoFundMe to raise money for a memorial fund. On the side it said the younger forest group was a drug addict who turned around after rehab.
Waldroup is from Graham County and was the son of Jeff and Lynn Cape Waldroup of Robbinsville.
Before him, his sister Lindsey Waldroup, who died at the age of 11, and his brother Lamar Waldroup, who died at the age of 20, died.
Survivors include his parents, maternal grandparents, Bobby Cape and Edna Sue Hooper, and paternal grandparents, William Phillip and Laqueta Joy Hooper Waldroup. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Cedar Cliff Baptist Church. The family will receive friends before the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reverends Daniel Stewart and Mickey Stewart will officiate. Committal Services will follow in Carver Cemetery.
A new Moonshiners spin-off documentary premieres Tuesday on Discovery +, Moonshiners: Smoke Ring.