Hundreds of wrestlers and fans gathered on Friday night in California to honor the late Shad Gaspard.
Gaspard tragically passed away this week after being pulled under by a rip current in Venice Beach. Gaspard was swimming with his 10-year-old son when things started to get rough. He directed lifeguards to save his son first, which they did.
More than 500 fans and wrestlers reportedly attended the memorial including wrestlers JTG, Kofi Kingston, John Morrison and Taya Valkyrie, Shelton Benjamin, Dolph Ziggler, Ryan Nemeth, PJ Black, Joey Ryan, Eli Drake, and Chris Masters.
This week has been extremely hard. Tonight we came together to remember you @Shadbeast You were there with us, smiling down on everyone that loves you. You impacted so many and tonight was proof of your power in life and beyond ---- pic.twitter.com/CNMot1zkKn— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) May 23, 2020
Over 500 people showed up tonight to celebrate Shad’s life. pic.twitter.com/jr9srw9s54— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) May 23, 2020
Fans can support Shad's family by donating to his GoFundMe at this link.