After disappearing on Sunday following a swim with his son, the body of Shad Gaspard, unfortunately, washed ashore early morning on Wednesday, May 20.
Many in the wrestling community have given an outpouring of love and support, sharing nothing but positive memories of Shad and the energy he brought to every room he was in. His former partner in Cryme Tyme, JTG, shared this beautiful clip paying tribute to Shad on his Twitter account.
— JTG ( JAY THA GAWD ) (@Jtg1284) May 21, 2020
Shad’s wife, Siliana, has released a statement on Shad’s passing sent to media outlets on social media. You can read the statement below (via Ryan Satin) in its entirety.
Aryeh, myself and the Gaspard and Chittick families would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers and support, as we mourn the terrible loss of our beloved Shad.
Shad was our whole world and we were his. There are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior. He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature.
The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues, and fans has meant more to us than you can even imagine.
We’d like to once again thank the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their efforts.
Shad was and will always be our real life super hero.
– Siliana Gaspard
Once again, our deepest condolences go out to Shad’s family, friends, fans, and all who are affected.