In sad news, sports entertainer Shad Gaspard has been confirmed dead at age 39.
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As reported, the former WWE star – who performed as part of popular tag team Cryme Time – was involved in an accident while swimming with his son in Los Angeles on Sunday (May 17th).
While at sea, a wave hit and lifeguards quickly sought to save the pair.
According to various accounts, Gaspard directed them to his son first (who was successfully brought back to land). Yet, when it came time to rescue Gaspard himself, the current had carried him out of sight.
A multi-day search ensued, but was eventually called off when nothing was found.
Today, however, TMZ confirms Gaspard’s remains have surfaced:
The body was first seen on the beach by a citizen who called cops around 1:30 AM Wednesday … according to our law enforcement sources. Officers responded and recovered the body right near Venice Pier.
The L.A. Fire Department held a news conference Wednesday morning, saying the body matches the description of Shad … a 6’6″ black male over 240 lbs.
Our condolences go out to Gaspard’s loved ones.
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WWE is saddened to learn that former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard has passed away at the age of 39. Gaspard had gone missing while swimming with his son at Venice Beach in California on May 17. In his final act, Gaspard instructed lifeguards to save his son’s life. WWE extends its condolences to Gaspard’s family, friends and fans.