May 20 (UPI) -- The body of 39-year-old Shad Gaspard, a former WWE star, washed ashore in Venice Beach on Wednesday after an extensive search.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the body, Fox 11 reported.
Gaspard was reported missing and lost at sea on Sunday afternoon after he entered the beach's waters with his 10-year-old son.
Gaspard and his son got caught in a strong rip current. The boy was saved by rescuers and did not require medical treatment.
Gaspard had instructed the lifeguards to save his son's life, WWE stated. The Los Angeles Country Fire Department then led a search for Gaspard that lasted days.
Gaspard was best known as a member of WWE tag team Cryme Tyme, along with JTG. The duo competed off and on in WWE from 2006 to 2010.
Cryme Tyme famously joined forces with John Cena in 2008 during Cena's rivalry with JBL.
WWE stars posted condolences on Twitter after the news broke, including Triple H.
"I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father. In absolutely tragic circumstances, please keep his loved ones in your thoughts," Triple H said.
Nikki and Brie Bella also posted a message, calling Gaspard a superhero.
"RIP Shad. You truly have a magical soul. Always made everyone laugh and smile. You will be so missed by so many. You are truly a superhero, forever and always. So many thoughts, prayers, love and light to his family," Nikki and Brie Bella said.
Gaspard also broke up an armed robbery in 2016 and appeared in several television shows and movies, such as Think Like a Man Too and Brothers.