The wrestling world mourns the death of Shad Gaspard


The body of former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard was recovered Wednesday morning on Los Angeles' Venice Beach. Gaspard and his 10-year-old son, Aryeh, went swimming Sunday and were pulled under by the strong currents. Aryeh was rescued.

Gaspard, best known as half of the WWE tag team Cryme Tyme, left the world of professional wrestling in 2010 and set his sights on writing, acting and, most importantly, his family. Gaspard told the lifeguard to save his son before trying to help him. When the lifeguard returned, he said, he saw Gaspard go under and never resurface.

With news of Gaspard's disappearance and death, the wrestling world reacted to the loss of one of its own.

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Shad Gaspard had a HUGE heart. He was like an annoying little brother at times. We often gave eachother a hard time, but always with love! He always had a big smile on his face and was ready to share a laugh! I have had a LOT of friends and colleagues die. This one hurts different. We shared this incredible moment together. I was angry at him for sharing it. When this video went viral and people expressed their reactions to OUR reaction I realized Shad made the right call. I called him to apologize for cussing him out. We laughed. He recently sent me some of the screenplays he was working on. He had big goals. Big plans. His final act on this earth was to give his life to save his son's. A son, a husband, a father, a friend. A hero...

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