Former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard died Wednesday morning after being missing on a weekend while swimming with his son at Venice Beach, police said.
According to the Los Angeles police, a person on the beach discovered the body along the coastline at about 1:25 am. The prosecutor’s investigators said police said the body was from Gaspar and the fighter’s family had been notified.
In a statement Wednesday, WWE said it was sad to learn of his death and extend his condolences to Gaspard’s family, friends and fans.
39-year-old Gaspard is missing Sunday afternoon swimming with his 10-year-old son at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles police said in a statement Tuesday that Lifeguard was about 50 meters from the shore, a wave fell on Shad Gaspard and was swept into the sea.
A son of Gaspard was found and no treatment was needed in the hospital.
Ken Haskett, chief of the fire department’s lifeguard department, told NBC News that lifeguards were trying to keep Gaspard and his son safe.
He was going to rescue both of them, he said. But the father said in his last words, Save my son.
Gaspard pushed his son to a lifeguard before being pushed down the waves, and that’s the last thing he saw Hasket said.
Prior to joining WWE, Gaspard played basketball at Georgia Perimeter College and was the bodyguard for Britney Spears, Mike Tyson, and Sean Didi Combs, a wrestling group said in a statement. He also created his own graphic novel.
Gaspard was praised by his friends and colleagues for his warmth and humor, and not a stranger to heroic behavior, WWE said, in 2016 he had an armed robbery in Florida. The police woke up and covered the suspect to the suspect.
Gaspard spokesman Jennifer L. Wolfson recalled him as one of the most amazing people I have ever met.
He was very kind and respectful to everyone he met, he said. The world quite often goes wrong a lot, but this feels like a pretty low blow … he’s a really real hero, and almost all his actions reflect it to the end I am.
Many of the fighter’s former colleagues turned to Twitter to express their condolences.