Autopsy reports have been released confirming that ex-WWE star Shad Gaspard heroically saved his 10-year-old son by giving him over to lifeguards, before being lost under water himself.
Keep scrolling to find out more about this heartbreaking turn of events…
An autopsy has now reportedly confirmed that in his last moments he was a true superhero as he saved his son.
And he is best known for his career as a professional wrestler and actor.
Since the age of 5, Gaspard has been training in boxing and a mixture of martial arts such as Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai.
And he also worked on the side as a bodyguard for several famous faces, such as Britney Spears, Puff Daddy and Mike Tyson.
After being disqualified in 2002 from Tough Enough 2, he was recruited by WWF which is what pushed him into the spotlight.
And 2 years later, he was signed to a developmental contract by WWE.
And even though he retired from wrestling in 2010, he cemented himself as a very popular figure in the wrestling world.
He has appeared in movies and TV shows such as Get Hard, Think Like A Man Too, The Game, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
And the couple share a 10-year-old son together.
And as you can see, this young boy is clearly his father’s son.
Gaspard was swimming at Venice Beach with his son along with a group of swimmers when they were caught in a strong rip current at around 4 pm, TMZ reported.
But the ex-wrestler was quickly dragged out to sea.
One witness at the scene told TMZ that when lifeguards raced into the ocean, Gaspard directed rescuers to help his son first, which they successfully did.
3 days after being declared as missing, the body of Shad Gaspard was found washed up on Venice Beach.
Not far from where he was last seen alive.
The report, obtained by The Blast, also ruled his death as an ‘accident’.
“Witnesses state a wave crashed over the decedent and he was not seen again.”
The document also states that in the wrestler’s last few moments he was a superhero.
The situation truly is heartbreaking.
Rest in Peace, Shad.