Former WWE Star Shad Gaspard Has Been Found Dead After He Went Missing While Swimming In The Ocean

The body of former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday morning after he went missing over the weekend while swimming with his son in the ocean off Venice Beach.

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Los Angeles County lifeguards rescued Gaspard's 10-year-old son on Sunday after the two got caught in a strong rip current.

Gaspard, 39, was last seen swimming about 50 yards from the beach at about 3:40 p.m. when a wave crashed over him, sweeping him out to sea.

"In his final act, Gaspard instructed lifeguards to save his son’s life," WWE said in a statement.

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Gaspard was best known in professional wrestling as part of the Cryme Tyme duo with Jayson Anthony Paul, known as JTG, the company said.

He appeared in WWE programs from 2006 to 2010 and also appeared in several TV shows and movies, including Brothers and Get Hard.