JTG, one-half of the tag team Cryme Tyme, posted a touching tribute to his former partner Shad Gaspard who passed away last week after drowning while swimming with his son in Venice Beach, California.
The 35-year-old thanked friends, family, and fans who reached out both to him and the Gaspard family over the past week and the outpour of love and support helped him get through the whole ordeal.
“I have my moments where I’m in disbelief and feeling a tremendous amount of hurt but as soon as I start to reminisce about Shad and our relationship I begin to smile. I have tons of memories of Shad and I just us chilling for no reason and having a great time, enjoying each other’s energy, working out together, traveling the world together,” JTG wrote.
Recounting laughing about the inside jokes that the two shared together, JTG said that the relationship the two shared together comes along once in a life time and urged fans that if they have a friend or a loved one that they’re close to, to make an effort to let them know how much they appreciate them because tomorrow is never promised.
“Shad and I always expressed how much we appreciated each other in each other’s lives and then follow it up with a good ole fashion roast……just to balance things out. Shad, Thank you for always being there for me. You were more than my tag team partner, more than a friend you were the big brother I always wanted growing up. The world will remember you for what you are. A HERO. CRYMETYME4LIFE,” he concluded.