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Among those now honor Gaspard are Arnold Schwarzenegger, who posted on Instagram about visiting a memorial that was set up to remember Gaspard.

"On my bike ride today I stopped to pay respects to Shad Gaspard," Schwarzenegger captioned the post. "He was such a positive force in the gym and the world. He was a hero in bodybuilding, a hero in wrestling, and the moment he told lifeguards to save his son first, the ultimate hero. My thoughts are with his family."


A GoFundMe page was setup after his death to raise money to help support his wife and son. The fundraiser was able to surpass is goal of $100,000 thanks to an incredibly generous, and unanimous, donation of $40,000 that someone made. They commented only "CTC RIP," and many are theorizing the donation was made by John Cena.

"I'm fairly sure CTC stands for Cryme Tyme Cenation from when they briefly teamed together back in 2008 and that John Cena may have just done something incredible," one person tweeted.

Shad Gaspard

Many wrestlers have been sharing tributes to Gaspard over the past 10 days. Dave Bautista was overcome with emotion while speaking about him in an Instagram video.

"This is what I knew about Shad — Shad was a dream chaser. He went after everything he was passionate about in his life," he said. "Wrestling, films — last time I saw him, he was on the red carpet of the MTV Awards and couldn't have been any more proud to be apart of Birds of Prey and we talked about it. And he was so happy, I don't think he wanted to leave the red carpet."

Gaspard's wife released a statement following his death in which she thanked everyone for the outpouring of support and also thanked those who worked to rescue and find him.

"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," she wrote.

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