The Undertaker, Michelle McCool and their daughter Kaia recently appeared on "Access" which was hosted by Mario Lopez. They appeared for a sitdown interview. During the interview they spoke about Shad Gaspard. Gaspard is a former WWE Superstar.
He died recently after he failed to escape a strong wave while swimming. He was only 39 years old. "He was one of the nicest guys," McCool said. "He was just one of those rare gems, that it doesn't matter where he is or who he was with, he was always smiling.
Everybody has something nice to say about him." Taker added, "And that really... in this industry, it's hard to find people like that. And he was such a... I mean, obviously he was genuine, a giant man, but a real...
just a sweetheart of a man." "Which is clearly evident by his last act," McCool added, referring to how Gaspard told lifeguards to help his 10 year old son first, which saved his son's life. Taker also stated that Shad was a great father.
He shared the locker room with Shad in the past. "When we talk about heroes and people that you look up to, just that last act of what he did, you know, just... what a great father and human being that he was," Taker said.
"It's just so sad and it's just another example... this year has been so bizarre. COVID-19 and everything else that's happened, and something like that, you know... one minute you're at the beach with your son, enjoying and having a great time, and then something catastrophic like that happens”.
When he was trapped, Shad told the lifeguards to save his son who was with him at the time. Unfortunately, that led to his death as the lifeguards couldn’t return in time to save Shad.