One day after the body of WWE superstar Shad “Da Beast” Gaspard was found on a Southern California beach, his wife confirmed that the wrestler drowned in Venice Beach last Sunday said a CNN report.
Siliana Gaspard said, “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,” she said in a statement.
She said the “outpouring of love” from friends, colleagues, and fans around the world “have meant more to us than you can even imagine.”
“Shad was and will always be our real-life super hero,” she said.
Gaspard, 39, was reported missing on Sunday after he had been swimming in nearby Marina Del Rey with his son Aryeh, aged 10.
Lifeguards said, the two had gotten caught in a rip current.
Aryeh was rescued, but Gaspard went missing.
His body later found on Venice Beach early Wednesday, one week after Los Angeles County reopened its beaches.
Gaspard is best-known for being a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG.
He pursued an acting career after retiring from professional wrestling and appeared in the films “Get Hard ” and “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.”