RIP Shad Gaspard

https://www.wwe.com/article/shad-gaspard-passes-away

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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.

Gaspard was best known in WWE as one-half of Cryme Tyme with JTG. The fan-favorite duo memorably joined forces with John Cena during his 2008 rivalry with JBL, and competed for the WWE Tag Team Titles at SummerSlam 2009. Shad and JTG would later square off in heated fashion after a falling out in 2010.

Before entering the squared circle, Gaspard played basketball at Georgia Perimeter College. He was also a former bodyguard for P.Diddy, Britney Spears and Mike Tyson.

Admired by friends and colleagues for his warmth and humor, Gaspard was no stranger to heroic deeds. In 2016, he broke up an armed robbery in Coral Springs, Fla., pinning the suspect to the ground until police arrived.

Gaspard was also a multitalented individual, creating his own graphic novel and acting in several TV shows and films, including “Brothers” and “Think Like a Man Too.”

WWE extends its condolences to Gaspard’s family, friends and fans. "

Dude was 6'8 goddamn

One time he got in trouble for calling Stephanie McMahon 'baby' backstage. Lol. Pretty funny story

RIP

RIP human. Sounds like a good dude

TheBearStare -

RIP human. Sounds like a good dude

Yeah he did. Sad

By all accounts a great dude.

Essentially sacrificed himself by directing rescue to his son.

I guess if you're going to go... there is some solace it was for the right reason.

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Good Man RIP

RdotC - By all accounts a great dude.

Essentially sacrificed himself by directing rescue to his son.

I guess if you’re going to go… there is some solace it was for the right reason.

Yep. Pretty crazy. Such a sad sad story 

Did his son make it?

David@accu - 

Did his son make it?

Yes!

He was probably too big for flotation devices to help even if one was handed off.