The recent untimely death of former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard brought sorrow to the wrestling world. The 39-year-old had gone missing on May 17, when he, along with his son, got caught in a strong rip current at Venice Beach, California. The lifeguards were able to rescue his son, but failed to locate Shad. 3 days later, his body washed up on Venice Beach, confirming his untimely death. This news shocked the members of the wrestling community as they expressed their sorrow through Twitter.
Wrestling world remembers Shad Gaspard
This news about Shad Gaspard is just heartbreaking …… 🙏
— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) May 18, 2020
I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father. In absolutely tragic circumstances, please keep his loved ones in your thoughts. https://t.co/JibfmJJMcC
— Triple H (@TripleH) May 20, 2020
Very sorry & sad to hear about the disappearance of @Shadbeast today. He was a fun cat and I always had a blast working with him. This clip is from a title match that @wwethebigshow & I had vs #ShadGaspard &… https://t.co/m4URn9IlxD
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 18, 2020
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This one hurts. Great guy. My deepest condolences and love to Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family. Shad drowned in the ocean, but not before instructing lifeguards to save his 10yr old son first. That’s the love of a father. This is a tough one to process. Love and light to Shad’s family. And your warrior spirit lives on through your son.
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RIP Shad ❤️🙏🏼 You truly have a magical soul. Always made everyone laugh and smile. You will be so missed by so many. You are truly a superhero, forever and always. So many thoughts, prayers, love and light to his family.
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) May 20, 2020
Sending my love and prayers to Shad loved ones during this time. #RIPShadGaspard
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) May 20, 2020
— JTG (@Jtg1284) May 19, 2020