Shane Smith: 'MAFS' star Stacey Hampton's ex and bike gang member dies in horrific motorbike crash
While Smith, 38, died on the spot, the male pillion rider was rushed to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries for treatment
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Shane Smith, a Rebels motorcycle gang member, 38, died in a horrific motorbike crash on Milne Road, Redwood Park, at around 3 am on Wednesday, September 7 morning. His death comes a week after another Rebels member named Bradley Daniele, 29, died on August 28, 2022.
According to ABC, Smith was with his 45-year-old male pillion rider when the crash happened. While Smith died on the spot, the other man was rushed to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries for treatment. Following the news of his death, the Rebels MC Malta Facebook page paid tribute to Smith, who was also the former partner of reality show 'Married At First Sight' star Stacey Hampton. The post read, "Today marks another dark day for our club, were all in disbelief of the passing of our Brother Shane. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time..Our sincerest condolences to our brothers in Adelaide, Shane's immediate family especially his 4 beautiful children. Another Brother taken way to soon. You will be greatly missed and never forgotten."
Donna Baldino, Shane's present girlfriend, said that the 38-year-old was "a beautiful, loving, supportive partner and loving father to five beautiful children (including his stepdaughter Ivy)," as quoted by The Advertiser. "Our greatest achievement in life – our 14-week-old baby boy Roc," and added, "His family were his world, he touched so many people’s hearts. He lived for his family and his brothers, a part of me has gone today, our lives will never be the same."
Smith's eldest daughter Aliza Smith, whom he had with his first partner Cassie Hart, also spoke about him. She said, "I love him so much, I’m just going to miss him so much," while Cassie described him as "a very kind-hearted man." She said, “He always had his kids backs 100 percent and that’s what I admired about him. He would always look out for them.”
'MAFS' star Stacey Hampton, who lost her father to suicide in 1995 and brother in July 2015 in a motorbike accident, defended Smith on his criminal past in 2020. She has two children with him and said at that time, as per DailyMail, "He's honestly the greatest person and I think he's ashamed of his past. I met him when I was really young, 19, through mutual friends and I wasn't aware of his lifestyle but I fell for him so quickly." She continued, "At the time, I didn't realize he actually had charges from ages ago that had come up, assault charges."
Shane was convicted and fined $3,500 for assaulting two bouncers outside a Bendigo in August 2017.