Shad Gaspard passed away after saving his son's life when both were caught in a rip current in Venice Beach. The former WWE superstar was 39.
The wrestling world took to social media following confirmation of his passing to remember Gaspard.
-- I know you’re up there man. Watching down on so many. You will be missed. Love you bro. https://t.co/who5ns0m6A— -- Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) May 20, 2020
I’m at a loss for words. Hug, call, reach out to your loved ones. I love you all. #RIPShad— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) May 20, 2020
-- Extremely heart breaking news.— Ethan Page played by Julian (@OfficialEGO) May 20, 2020
Nothing but positive things to say about Shad through our limited interactions.
Couldn’t help but improve your mood.
Those are my kinda people -- https://t.co/9Dhu3TaHDk
I know we weren’t really close but the funny thing is every time we saw each other and spoke you would think we were boys since childhood. I know a good heart when I see one and you my friend had a Good Heart. RIP SHAD. pic.twitter.com/dycZ6Rrnxx— THE REAL WORLD CHAMPION (@TheMooseNation) May 20, 2020
Heartbreaking.— Joe Coffey (@Joe_Coffey) May 20, 2020
Sound as a pound to us.
Rest well Shad.--
I’ve never seen that face without a smile.---- RIP Shad. pic.twitter.com/jtYSTGdOGg— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) May 20, 2020
Shad died a hero, saving his son’s life. As a parent, there are no words to even explain that. He was a really positive & funny guy every time we spoke, just a good dude. Prayers for his family during this horrible time. #RIPShadGaspard -- pic.twitter.com/qD5GkNUyje— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) May 20, 2020
#RIPShadGaspard ----— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) May 20, 2020
Shad posted this the last time we got to hang out. That’s how we was. He wanted people to know how he felt and I loved that about him. He was always smiling, always planning something, and always just so positive. He’s smiling in every pic and memory I have of him. He was a great guy and a great friend! He talked about his family constantly and he loved them very much. And in his final moment he showed what true courage and sacrifice really is. He went out like a Hero!! I’m gonna miss you bro! Thank you for being you. Rest in Power my friend. --
Along with everyone else, I hoped that Shad would make it home safe. Rest In Peace, Shad Gaspard, knowing that your son is alive because of your sacrifice.— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) May 20, 2020
My heart is heavy praying for the entire Gaspard’s family pic.twitter.com/3VGbptAHbn— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) May 20, 2020
Shad will always be greatly missed by everyone who’s ever known him. An amazing man who always had the most positive energy and happiness. Always. Thinking of him and his family. Heartbroken by this #RIPSHAD— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) May 20, 2020
A hero. You’ll be remembered as nothing less than a hero. Heartbroken. -- pic.twitter.com/p3DFs3gbQs— Kazeem Famuyide -- (@Kazeem) May 20, 2020
Shad --— Spud (@WWEMaverick) May 20, 2020
I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father. In absolutely tragic circumstances, please keep his loved ones in your thoughts. https://t.co/JibfmJJMcC— Triple H (@TripleH) May 20, 2020
WWE is saddened to learn that former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard has passed away at the age of 39. https://t.co/ngyuRpkjps— WWE (@WWE) May 20, 2020
Never got the pleasure to know Shad too well personally, but I did have the opportunity to wrestle him countless times. He was beyond motivated and as a giant, took precautions to protect folks in the ring. I’m saddened by his passing, his last moments were as an undeniable hero. pic.twitter.com/D8K5NpDxzb— Cody (@CodyRhodes) May 20, 2020
Heart breaking.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 20, 2020
R.I.P Shad https://t.co/2ZuxBWvXVw
RIP Shad Gaspard.