Wife and father of hero ex-WWE star Shad Gaspard visit memorial to wrestler after he died saving son from riptide – The Sun

THE wife and father of former WWE star Shad Gaspard visited a memorial for the wrestler after he died saving his son from a riptide.

Siliana Gaspard, the hero wrestler's wife, was photographed with her late husband's father, Ben Gaspard, in front of Gold's Gym in Venice, California, on Wednesday.

Red and cream-colored roses were displayed to spell out 'Shad Gaspard' in capital letters.

The flowers were placed up against a wall that was filled with photos of the ex-World Wrestling Entertainment star.

Large and small candles outlined the memorial which appeared to be located on the right of the gym's entrance.

A wreath of flowers, surrounding a photo of what appears to be Siliana and her husband, was placed by the gym's entrance.

The memorial visit comes exactly one week after Gaspard, 39, was found dead on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on May 20.

He was caught in a rip current the weekend before his body was discovered.

Gaspard was spending Sunday at the beach with his son, Aryeh, and wife before he was swept out to sea.

He was about 50 yards from shore when he was last spotted by a lifeguard – but a wave crashed over him and he was swept out to sea.

The Brooklyn-born Gaspard, who was 6-foot-6 and weighed nearly 300 pounds, is survived by his wife Siliana and his 10-year-old son.

Cops were notified that a body had washed ashore at about 1:25 am on May 20.

Gaspard's family paid tribute to their "real life superhero" last week.

Siliana wrote in an official family statement released Thursday: "Aryeh, myself and the Gaspard and Chittick families would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers and support, as we mourn the terrible loss of our beloved Shad.

"Shad was our whole world and we were his. There are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior.

"He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature."

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