Update on Shad Gaspard as an unidentified body has been found, Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard has been confirmed to have died. After a body was discovered early Wednesday morning, it wasn’t confirmed at the time that it was the Cryme Tyme star.
TMZ sports provided an update on the search for Gaspard and they mentioned
“The search to find Shad Gaspard has been suspended, the US Coast Guard tells us. we know there was at least one boat still searching for Gaspard on Tuesday morning… but it’s become clear the chances of finding the ex-WWE star are fading fast. we’re told of the case will not be closed until officials find the missing person but for now, the efforts have been drastically scaled back”.Quote Credit- TMZ
The Gaspard’ family issued the following statement
“We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, Coast Guards, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to find our beloved shad…Shad is a fighter, A warrior and a magical soul we are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.”Quote Credit- TMZ
The WWE also issued the following statement on Twitter
“WWE’s thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.”
WWE’s thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/uBk0Qo9lXt— WWE (@WWE) May 19, 2020
WWE CEO Vince McMahon tweeted
“The thoughts of everyone at WWE are with Shad Gaspard family during this difficult time.”
The thoughts of everyone at WWE are with Shad Gaspard’s family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/dLRnF6oElX— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) May 19, 2020
The Rock also send their wishes:
My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 20, 2020
Ringside news summarized a statement made by the LA County Fire Department’s Kenichi Haskett to ESPN :
Three days after the search a body has been found in the local area.
PTL reports that
The discovery was made about halfway between the Venice Beach Pier and the lifeguard headquarters by two people walking on the beach around 1:30 a.m. local time.
And that’s according to a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman but the family’s fears, unfortunately, have come true as LA news reporter tweeted it
#Breaking a leg ho lifeguards confirmed the body found washed up on Venice Beach this morning matches that of Former WWE star.
As we mourn a hero who used his final moments, saving his son. Even before Shad’s death was confirmed, several stars from wrestling spoke highly of the former Superstar, including current Monday Night RAW personality MVP.
Shad Gaspard went missing Sunday afternoon this is incredibly sad Shad gone out a hero all fans thoughts and prayers are with the Gaspard family at this time going through this incredibly difficult moment RIP Shad Gaspard.