On Wednesday, 20 May, in the early morning, the body of former WWE star Shad Gaspard was found on a California beach.
The body was discovered by passing citizen and the police was informed immediately after. The decendent was identified as former WWE star, Shad Gaspard. Gaspard’s family have been notified after confirmation of identity.
Gaspard,39, was last seen by lifeguards when a wave had crashed over him and he was swept out to sea. Gaspard and his 10-year-old son had been swimming in the Marina Del Rey, that recently re-opened on Sunday when the tragedy happened. The boy was rescued by the lifeguards.
The Los Angeles County lifeguards, the US Coast Guard and the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s department, a long with friends, family and long time colleagues like wrestling power couple, John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie, Chris Masters and Chavo Guerrero all looked for Gaspard after he was swept away out to see, until the search was suspended on Tuesday afternoon, some still continued searching.
The former WWE tag team wrestler and current Slamforce Africa wrestler is best known for being a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG, which deputed in 2006.
After leaving WWE in 2010, he pursued an acting career and has appeared in the films “Think Like a Man Too” and “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time”, recently signed a 1 year contract, alongside JTG, with Slamforce Africa to wrestle and compete as their famous Cryme Tyme duo, while helping to re-build a stronger and better professional wrestling industry in Africa.
Gaspard was looking forward to making his first ever trip to South Africa for SFA02 that was initially scheduled for 28 February and later postponed to 28 May, until eventually Covid-19 crippled the world and events & entertainment industry.
President & CEO of Slamforce Africa (Pty) Ltd commented, “Shad was one of the good guys, a real wrestling brother and a good hearted person. We are in pain, the entire wrestling industry is pain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this difficult time. The world lost a hero.”
Gaspard lives on through his 10 year old son, wife and family.
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