A larger-than-life Superstar with boundless charisma, Shad Gaspard was known during his time in WWE as coming Straight outta Brooklyn as one-half of the dynamic tag-team duo known as Cryme Tyme.
Years after departing WWE, however, Shad passed away far too soon on May 17, 2020. While swimming with his son, the pair got caught in a strong current in Venice Beach, Cal. In a heroic act of love, the concerned father instructed lifeguards to save his son before himself and disappeared soon after. Days later, his passing was confirmed. He was 39 years old.
Shad’s bravery and selflessness will be honored as the recipient of the the 2022 Warrior Award as part of the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.