Ex-WWE star Gaspard found dead after going missing while swimming with son

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Tragedy has struck the pro wrestling world. Ex-WWE superstar Shad Gaspard’s body was discovered about three days after being swept out to sea while swimming with his son in Venice Beach, California.

He was 39 years old, and leaves behind a wife and his only son.

Gaspard had been about 50 yards from shore swimming with his boy, and a lifeguard noticed the after a “wave had crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept out to sea,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. NBC News has more details:

Chief Ken Haskett, with the fire department’s Lifeguard Section, told NBC News that the lifeguard tried to pull Gaspard and his son to safety. “He was going to try to rescue both,” he said. “But the father, in his last few words, said, ‘Save my son.’ “ Gaspard pushed his son to the lifeguard, before “he got pushed back down under a wave, and that’s the last he’s been seen,” Haskett said.”

His body was discovered Wednesday morning around 1:25am, not far from where the location he had been swimming.

Gaspard was noted in WWE for his role in a tag team called Cryme Time. He left the promotion for good in 2010 and had worked as an actor since, in such movies as “Get Hard”.


Ex-WWE star Shad Gaspard found dead after going missing while swimming with son
 

ShatsBassoon

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Yikes got caught in a rip current I would guess. Pro tip: Swim parallel to the shoreline, not towards or away.

Glad the son was saved. RIP
 

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Never swim against rip currents. Swim parallel to the shore until you don't feel the rip current trying to drag you out any more, then swim towards the shore.

RIP Gaspard
 

Jesus X

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Never swim against rip currents. Swim parallel to the shore until you don't feel the rip current trying to drag you out any more, then swim towards the shore.

RIP Gaspard
he definitely wasn't well versed in the ocean venice doesn't even have rip currents that brutal having a 6'7" frame probably made him gas faster too.