Chris Jericho donates over £4k with AEW chief Tony Khan pledging more than £8k to late WWE star Shad Gaspard’s family – The Sun

CHRIS JERICHO has donated over four grand to the family of the late Shad Gaspard with his AEW boss Tony Khan doubling that amount.

Former WWE star Gaspard was tragically caught in a rip tide last Sunday with his death aged 39 confirmed when his body was found and identified on Wednesday.

 Chris Jericho has donated over four grand to help the family of late WWE star Shad Gaspard

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Chris Jericho has donated over four grand to help the family of late WWE star Shad Gaspard

Friends of the ex-Cryme Tyme tag team member have created a GoFundMe campaign in order to raise funds for his family following the tragedy.

Funds will go towards the Gaspard family’s bills and expenses to help his wife Siliana along with a college fund for his 10-year-old son.

And wrestling legend Jericho, who shot to stardom in WCW and WWE before signing for AEW in recent years, is among those to contribute.

The 49-year-old pledged $5,000 into it, with Khan also adding $10,000, with the $100k target already smashed.

At the time of writing, the current amount raised is $131,281 – around £107,900.

You can donate to the GoFundMe page by clicking here.

 The former WWE star was caught in a rip tide last Sunday and was tragically announced dead on Wednesday when his body was found

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The former WWE star was caught in a rip tide last Sunday and was tragically announced dead on Wednesday when his body was foundCredit: Supplied
 AEW president Tony Khan has also pledged more than £8k to the fund

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AEW president Tony Khan has also pledged more than £8k to the fund
 Over £100k has already been raised on the GoFundMe page to help his wife Siliana and ten-year-old son Aryeh

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Over £100k has already been raised on the GoFundMe page to help his wife Siliana and ten-year-old son AryehCredit: Instagram / @shadbeast13

Gaspard was spending a day at the beach in California with his family when the heartbreaking incident occurred.

It emerged afterwards that he heroically told lifeguards to concentrate on getting his son Aryeh safely out of the ocean and back to shore after they fell into trouble. But when they returned for Gaspard he could not be found.

Search teams spent two days looking for him but then had to call time on their efforts to find him on Tuesday.

His body then washed up on Wednesday with his death confirmed later that day as his wife took to Twitter to pay homage to her late husband and thank fans and friends for their support.

Body of Former WWE Wrestler Shad Gaspard Found on Venice Beach

WWE paid homage to Gaspard on Wednesday’s NXT and Friday’s SmackDown as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson led the tributes on social media.

He wrote: “This one hurts. Great guy. My deepest condolences and love to Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family.

“Shad drowned in the ocean, but not before instructing lifeguards to save his 10yr old son first. That’s the love of a father.

“This is a tough one to process. Love and light to Shad’s family. And your warrior spirit lives on through your son.”

 The Rock, pictured with Gaspard, led the tributes on social media

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The Rock, pictured with Gaspard, led the tributes on social mediaCredit: Instagram

 

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