Early Wednesday morning, Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that a body found on Venice Beach has been positively identified as Shad Gaspard.
Gaspard, 39, went missing Sunday after going swimming with his 10-year-old son. They, along with several other individuals, were caught in a rip current while swimming approximately 50 yards away from shore, according to eyewitnesses.
Gaspard made a final plea with rescue personnel to save his son before disappearing under a large wave. He was then swept out to sea.
Gaspard was half of the popular tag team Cryme Tyme in the WWE alongside his tag team partner JTG. After leaving the WWE in 2010 Gaspard has several minor acting roles including appearing on the BET television series, “The Game”, TV Land’s “The Exes”, and Kevin Hart’s “Get Hard.”
Gaspard is survived by his wife, Siliana Gaspard and son Aryeh.
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