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    Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard Passes Away

    Sad to see this, and hope this has a lucky turn of events in his favor...But it does not look good.


    Former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard is understood to be missing at sea, following a swim at Los Angeles' Venice Beach.According to a report by TMZ, Gaspard has not been seen since Sunday afternoon, when he and his son were caught in a strong current at around 4pm. As lifeguards rushed to help, Gaspard directed them to his ten-year old first. TMZ were told that another large wave hit shortly after, after which point Gaspard has not been seen since.
    An official said that Gaspard "did submerge" during the wave. Divers and helicopters have since been deployed to assist in the search.
    The LA Fire Department has disseminated a photo of Gaspard taken at the beach shortly before the incident. Anyone with any information is urged to call 911 or direct message Gaspard's family.
    Gaspard, 39, was a member of tag team Cryme Tyme in WWE alongside JTG between 2006 and 2007. Since leaving wrestling, he has starred in a number of movies, notably providing stunt work in Black Panther. He also lent his body for Kratos' motion capture in 2018's PS4 hit God of War.


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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    Yeah, that sounds pretty dire. Feel for his family if they don't find a body.

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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    Yeah this sounds extremely ominous. What awful news this could be.

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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    It's very sad, and I was actually just talking with my lady yesterday about one of my father's best friends growing up, who had similar happen. He was out digging clams, and a wave came in and he was never seen again. Really hope that's not the case here, but obviously this is not exactly a promising situation. To put it lightly, at best.
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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    Doesn't sound good at all. He should be praised for the fact he got his son saved too.
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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    What the hell is going on today, the horrendous news keeps on coming. What a hero making sure his son was saved with potentially his final act. Hope his son doesn't suffer too much with survivors guilt.
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    Re: Ex-WWE STar Shad Gaspard missing at sea.

    Unfortunately, sounds like they have called off the search for today.
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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    Sadly, I can't bring myself to entertain any cliché movie scenarios of him clinging to sea debris, or being picked up by a fishing vessel.


    Hopefully his body is at least recovered, so his family can have closure. What a terrible thing.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    This breaks my heart. Cryme Tyme was very entertaining and he appeared to be well liked by those close to him. Unfortunately this event occurred. He should be commended for doing what any good father would do, saving his son over himself. Got to pray for this family in a difficult situation to wrap one’s head around

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by LigerKing View Post
    Sadly, I can't bring myself to entertain any cliché movie scenarios of him clinging to sea debris, or being picked up by a fishing vessel.


    Hopefully his body is at least recovered, so his family can have closure. What a terrible thing.
    https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/20...rescue-670495/

    Unfortunately, I definitely have to agree. Even knowing the situation, without that....There is not much closure. :/


    Definitely very sad. Seeing the pictures of him and his son earlier at the beach having fun, and then later that day his wife sitting alone at the shore. Not something I'd wish on anyone.
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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    This man may have given his life to save his son. A hero, through and through. Heart breaks reading this and the family is in my heart. Shad was someone to be proud of, which only makes the pain and sadness and fear worse.

    Less importantly, I was a fan of Cryme Tyme too, always a fun and charismatic team. Wanted them to be tag champions for a time when I was younger.

    We can only hope for a miracle.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    There are now reports that a body has been found at Venice Beach but has yet to be identified.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    It has now been confirmed that it was indeed Shad Gaspard. RIP


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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    Awful news, but at least there's the consolation that the family will be able to have closure.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    That was to be expected, sad news indeed. He lost his life saving his son and for that he will be remembered fondly.
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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by Shock View Post
    Awful news, but at least there's the consolation that the family will be able to have closure.

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    Exactly, his family will be able to grieve properly now. RIP.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    This is honestly an awful situation. Massive respect to Shad as a fellow father for what he did for his son as his last act. Truly heroic. RIP.

    At least they have been able to locate the body so his family can say goodbye properly.




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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    His last act was the most heroic thing one could do in that situation, putting another’s life before your own and that just happened to be his son.

    RIP Shad Gaspard.


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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    It's just awful news all around. Everyone has said what I've wanted to say. Shad can rest easy knowing he saved a life even if he gave his own. A real hero.

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    Re: Ex-WWE Star Shad Gaspard missing at sea

    Damn this is sad. RIP, big homie.

    I'm grateful that his family can at least have closure. It could have easily been that his body was never found.

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