The Body of Former WWE Star Shad Gaspard was found in Venice Beach Wednesday.
Former WWE star Shad Gaspard is confirmed dead at just 39 years old, after his body was found early Wednesday. Gaspard went missing Sunday while out swimming with his 10-year-old son and a group of others.
The Coast guard spent two days searching for a body, but rescue operations were halted Tuesday with the outlook being dismal. Shad and his son Aryeh were out swimming a small group when the two of them got caught in a rip current. Responders were able to rescue Aryeh after Shad bravely told them to focus on his on rescuing his son first.
Family members were still holding out hope that the 6’6″, 240 lbs athlete was somehow able to survive. Through a rep the family issued a statement that included:
“Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return.”
However, the worst possible outcome was confirmed Wednesday morning by the L.A County Lifeguards when they positively identified a found Body as Shad Gaspard.
Gaspard rose to fame as a member of popular Tag-team duo Cryme Time with his partner JTG. After a successful wrestling career, Gaspard took his talents to the screen, enjoying small parts in both TV and Movies.
Shad Gaspard is survived by his Wife Silinia, and Their Son Aryeh.