The wrestling world reacted to the news by expressing how much Shad meant to them, and now his wife Siliana has posted a statement on Instagram about her husband.
She mourns the loss of Shad, expresses her love for him and what he meant to her, and thanks everyone who helped search for him after he disappeared in the ocean:
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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 brught joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature. . . The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues and fans has meant more to us than you can even imagine. . . We’d like to once again thank the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their efforts. . . Shad was and will always be our real life super hero. . . I love you more, my love ❤️ . . -Proudly, . Siliana Gaspard
Our thoughts are with Siliana, Shad’s family and friends, and everyone who has been affected by his tragic death.