Earlier today it was reported that a body which washed up on the beach where former WWE star Shad Gaspard went missing, matched Shad’s physical description.
It is truly heartbreaking news for everyone in the wrestling community, and we can do nothing but send our condolences to Shad’s family and friends at this time.
Wrestling legend the Rock has now taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Shad, as have many other WWE stars and wrestlers.
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
It has been reported by several witnesses that Shad shouted to lifeguards to save his 10-year-old son before he was swept away, and thankfully his son was rescued safely.
Vince McMahon and WWE have also issued statements.
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
A formal identification of the body found at Venice beach will likely take place in the next 24 hours.