The Gaspard family has released a statement a day after Shad’s body washed ashore in Venice Beach, three days after he went missing while swimming with his son on Sunday.
The full statement, written by Siliana Gaspard, reads as follows: “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. The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues and fans has meant ore to us than you can ever 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.”
Meanwhile, the Collar And Elbow brand has released a “BEAST” shirt for Shad Gaspard with 100% of the proceeds from these shirts going directly to Shad’s family. The shirt is exactly like the one that Shad was pictured in a photo with his son which had “Brooklyn’s Own Iron Mike Tyson Heavyweight Champion” on it. The wording has been replaced to read “Brooklyn’s Own Beast Shad Gaspard Heavyweight Hero.”
The price is $24.99 and can be purchased from collarandelbowbrand.com.