Breaking news: Superstar WWE pro wrestler Shad Gaspard had died.
The L.A. County Coroner has identified the body found on L.A.’s Venice Beach as ex-WWE superstar Shad Gaspard … TMZ Sports has learned.
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. We’re told 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.
UPDATE: officials confirm description of pro wrestler Shad Gaspard matches that of the body discovered after washing up on shore in Venice Beach. @FOXLA @GDLA @LACoLifeguards 💔 pic.twitter.com/1EGKkglcNf— Mario Ramirez (@MarioFOXLA) May 20, 2020
#BreakingNews Investigators say a body, matching the description of the missing father, former WWE wrestling star Shad Gaspard, has washed ashore in Venice. He was swept away by a rip current while swimming with his 10 yr old son. Son was rescued by lifeguards. @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/JR2MpZzHah— Daniella Guzman (@DaniellaNBCLA) May 20, 2020
Shad Gaspard died to make sure that his son was rescued and taken to safety before himself.— I'm Not Voting For Joe (@ThexImiko) May 20, 2020
He died saving his sons life.
This is what a real man looks like. This is what a Hero looks like. This is what being a DAD looks like…#RIPShadGaspard pic.twitter.com/v53tSTLriF
RIP Shad Gaspard, he died saving his son.— 𝔽𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕖𝕣𝕤 ‼️ (@Fiend4Follows) May 20, 2020
A true hero, thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/Wxxg9ycgmj
Source Credit: TMZ