Shad Gaspard beach memorial: Hundreds of wrestlers and fans remember late WWE star days after tragic death

Gogglebox stopped filming with Mary and Marina because they ‘didn’t want to put them at risk’Gaspard tragically died after going missing on Sunday (Photo)

Hundreds of fans and wrestlers gathered on Friday for a beach memorial to honour Shad Gaspard.

The former WWE superstar went missing while swimming at Venice Beach on Sunday and his tragic death at the age of 39 was confirmed on Wednesday after his body was found and identified.

On Friday, his friends and fans paid tribute to the late wrestler alongside a floral memorial bearing his name as others laid flowers and wreaths.

His former Cryme Tyme tag team partner JTG was amongst those in attendance, as was IMPACT Wrestling’s Taya Valkyerie and her husband John Morrison.

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— JTG (@Jtg1284) May 23, 2020

Over 500 people showed up tonight to celebrate Shad’s life. pic.twitter.com/jr9srw9s54

— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) May 23, 2020

Kofi Kingston, Shelton Benjamin, Dolph Ziggler and more were their to pay their respects.

Taya wrote: ‘This week has been extremely hard. Tonight we came together to remember you @Shadbeast

‘You were there with us, smiling down on everyone that loves you. You impacted so many and tonight was proof of your power in life and beyond’

This week has been extremely hard. Tonight we came together to remember you @Shadbeast ❤️ You were there with us, smiling down on everyone that loves you. You impacted so many and tonight was proof of your power in life and beyond 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/CNMot1zkKn

— Wera Loca (@TheTayaValkyrie) May 23, 2020

Beautiful evening to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend, @Shadbeast. pic.twitter.com/4L2SUuwapK

— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) May 23, 2020

Joey Ryan also shared photos from the memorial, which showed a huge crowd gathered to honour Gaspard.

He tweeted: ‘Beautiful evening to celebrate the life and legacy of our dear friend, @Shadbeast.’

TMZ previously revealed the star heroically told lifeguards to focus on getting his 10-year-old son safely to shore, but when they returned Gaspard could no longer be found.

A search team spent two days looking for him in the rough water, before calling time on their efforts.

WWE paid tribute to Gaspard on both NXT and SmackDown this week, while his fellow superstars have taken to social media to honour his legacy.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was amongst those to pay their respects.

‘This one hurts,’ he penned. ‘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.’

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