Several WWE Superstars React On Shad Gaspard's Unexpected Incident
On May 17, 2020, Gaspard and his son were among a group of swimmers caught in a strong rip current at Marina del Rey beach in Venice Beach, California. Gaspard's son was pulled from the water while Gaspard disappeared underwater. After searching 70 square nautical miles, the U.S Coast Guard suspended efforts to locate Gaspard.
The rescue is still under the process but there is no tune in his search. Spectators reported that Gaspard asked the lifeguards to rescue his son first. After, rescuing his son, soon after another wave swept him away which shows that he might have drowned.
Chairman & CEO of WWE took to his twitter and said, "The thoughts of everyone at WWE are with Shad Gaspard’s family during this difficult time".
The Rock said, "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. Great guy".
MVP said, "Shad Gaspard had a HUGE heart. He was like an annoying little brother at times. We often gave eachother a hard time, but always with love! He always had a big smile on his face and was ready to share a laugh! I have had a LOT of friends and colleagues die. This one hurts different".
"We shared this incredible moment together. I was angry at him for sharing it. When this video went viral and people expressed their reactions to OUR reaction I realized Shad made the right call. I called him to apologize for cussing him out. We laughed. He recently sent me some of the screenplays he was working on. He had big goals. Big plans. His final act on this earth was to give his life to save his son's.A son, a husband, a father, a friend. A hero..".
Mick Foley said, "This is just terrible news about Shad Gaspard being missing. I am thinking and praying for Shad, his family, and all those who love him".
Kevin Owens said, "I just read the awful news about Shad Gaspard. I can’t imagine what his family is going through. My thoughts go out to them".
Below you can see the full tweets.
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
All of @tripleh and my prayers, love and strength are with the Gaspard family, especially his wife and son. ❤️— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) May 19, 2020
I just read the awful news about Shad Gaspard. I can’t imagine what his family is going through. My thoughts go out to them.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) May 18, 2020
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
Shad Gaspard had a HUGE heart. He was like an annoying little brother at times. We often gave eachother a hard time, but always with love! He always had a big smile on his face and was ready to share a laugh! I have… https://t.co/YC1VaiEAoi— MVP (@The305MVP) May 18, 2020
Never did the meaning “brother “mean more to me than it did with #ShadGaspard. I’ll never forget the day Shad posted these pics of us early 20 something-year-olds,& illustrating our pathway through life’s accomplishments & into fatherhood side by side 4 20 years!I love u brother pic.twitter.com/jJSDCuWnk5— Matt Morgan (@BPmattmorgan) May 19, 2020
This video isn’t about me. It’s about you. It’s about your heart. It’s about your character. It’s about how much i appreciate you. One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met in my life. I love you bro. I miss you man and I’m praying for your family. 💔@Shadbeast pic.twitter.com/vInyjFCKwg— 🥀 Ever After OUT NOW! (@itsLioRush) May 19, 2020
Shad Gaspard is best known for his time with WWE, where he teamed with his partner JTG as a member of Cryme Tyme under his real name. Gaspard has pursued an acting career that has included several roles in films and television series like Think Like a Man Too, Get Hard, The Game, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.
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