Shad Gaspard

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Shad Gaspard
Shad Gaspard
Born(1981-01-13)January 13, 1981
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 17, 2020(2020-05-17) (aged 39)
Venice Beach, California, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Siliana Gaspard (m. 2009)
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Beast
Shad Gaspard
Shad
Billed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Billed fromBrooklyn, New York
Trained byOVW Staff
Debut2003

Shad Gaspard (January 13, 1981 – May 17, 2020) was an American professional wrestler and actor. He was best known for wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He teamed with JTG and they formed the tag team, Cryme Tyme. Gaspard later began an acting career which he stated in an interview for Right After Wrestling.[1] He starred in Get Hard.

Gaspard was born in New York City.

Gaspard married his longtime girlfriend Siliana Gaspard in 2009, together the couple had a son, in April 2010.

On March 5, 2011, Gaspard was arrested by police in Columbus, Ohio for having allegedly refused the commands of a police officer and then resisting arrest for jaywalking.[2][3] He was later cleared of all charges in July 2011.[4]

On May 17, 2020, Gaspard was caught in a strong rip current at Marina del Rey beach in Venice Beach, California.[5][6] On May 20, 2020, his body was found washed up in Venice Beach, California, three days after he had gone missing and identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.[7] He was 39 years old.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2011-02-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. https://www.tmz.com/2011/03/07/shad-gaspard-arrest-footage-video-columbus-ohio-arnold-expo/
  3. https://www.tmz.com/2011/03/06/shad-gaspard-wwe-wrestler-arrested-resisting-arrest-columbus-ohio/
  4. https://www.tmz.com/2011/07/29/shad-gaspard-wwe-columbus-pd-racial-profiling-charges-dropped-cryme-tyme/
  5. Lee, Alicia (May 18, 2020). "Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard is missing after visiting newly reopened Venice Beach". CNN. Atlanta: WarnerMedia. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  6. Contreas, Cydney (May 18, 2020). "WWE Star Shad Gaspard Goes Missing While Swimming at L.A. Beach". E! Online. United States: NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "L.A. County coroner's office identifies body that washed ashore in Venice Beach as Shad Gaspard". FOX 11. 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.