Triple H Remembers Shad Gaspard: 'Just a Great Human Being'

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMay 21, 2020

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Shad Gaspard attends the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 15, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for MTV)
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Triple H provided his memories of the late WWE superstar Shad Gaspard on Thursday with TMZ Sports:

"He was such a great guy," Triple H said. "Shad was one of those guys that everybody loved. ... He's just the greatest guy. So nice. And finding success in all these other things he was doing in Hollywood and everything else."

The 39-year-old Gaspard's body was found on Venice Beach in California on Wednesday, per the Associated Press.

He and his 10-year-old son, Aryeh, were caught in a rip current while swimming there Sunday.

Lifeguards attempted to save Gaspard and his son, but Gaspard told the first responders to save Aryeh first, per WWE.

"Knowing that he said 'save my son' and that was the last thing he did, that's all you need to know about the guy," Triple H added. "Just a great human being, and it's tragic."

Responders were unable to get to Gaspard, who was swept out to sea.

Triple H had also offered his condolences on Twitter Wednesday:

Triple H @TripleH

I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father. In absolutely tragic circumstances, please keep his loved ones in your thoughts. https://t.co/JibfmJJMcC

Tributes poured in from multiple sources, including from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who offered his condolences:

Dwayne Johnson @TheRock

My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one. Great guy.

Gaspard is survived by his wife, Siliana, and son, Aryeh.