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The Rock Pays Emotional Tribute To Shad Gaspard On Instagram

The Rock Shad Gaspard Death Tribute Instagram

Such a tragic passing…

We got the sad news we were expecting on Wednesday morning, that WWE star Shad Gaspard had indeed been killed.

The wrestler was swimming with his 10-year-old son when they were pulled out by the current. Lifeguards were able to save Shad’s boy, but sadly the 39-year-old was swept out to sea. Three days later all hope was extinguished as it was confirmed his body had washed ashore.

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Hours later Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson found the words to mourn his friend and colleague on Instagram, writing:

This one hurts.
Great guy.
My deepest condolences and love to Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family.
Shad drowned in the ocean, but not before instructing lifeguards to save his 10yr old son first.
That’s the love of a father.
This is a tough one to process.
Love and light to Shad’s family.
And your warrior spirit lives on through your son.

So well said.

Rest in peace, Shad.

[Image via The Rock/Instagram.]

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May 20, 2020 17:47pm PDT