Shad Gaspard’s final act of heroism saving his son's life from the dangerous riptide that eventually took his life has left all in the wrestling world and beyond heartbroken.

During a sit-down interview with Mario Lopez, The Undertaker and Michelle McCool share their thoughts on Shad Gaspard and talk about what he meant to the WWE family. Shad Gaspard and JTG spent plenty of time on the WWE SmackDown brand with Undertaker and Michelle McCool back in 2009.

“He was one of the nicest guys. He's just one of those rare gems that it doesn't matter where he was or who is where, he was always smiling,” Michelle began. “Everybody has something nice to say about him. He just, man…”

Undertaker would continue where Michelle left off, “In this industry, it's hard to find people like that. I mean, he was such a... Obviously he was a genuine, you know, a giant man, but a real I mean, just a sweetheart of a man… When you talk about heroes and people that you look up to, with just that last act of what he did, You know, it just kinda tells you what a great father and human being that he was. It's just so sad. It's just another example, I mean, this year has been so bizarre, you know, Kobe and everything else that's happened and something like that. You know, one minute you're at the beach with your son enjoying having a great time and then something catastrophic like that happens. You hate seeing bad things happen, but you really hate seeing bad things happen to really good people like that. You know, it's really not fair. We pray for his family and hope that they'll be able to deal with this and and and move on and remember, you know, what a wonderful man he was.”

Friends of Shad Gaspard have set up a GoFundMe with the money going to Gaspard's wife and son. You can donate to the GoFundMe by clicking here.

Fans can also support Shad's family through COLLARxELBOW, who are selling shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to his family. You can find more information by clicking here.

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