The Rock Shares emotional video after his dad’s death
The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, lost his father, Rocky Johnson, on January 15, 2020. He died at the age of 75 in Florida. Rocky Johnson was a Canadian professional wrestler. Rocky’s career began in the mid-1960s, leading him to WWE in 1983. Among many National Wrestling Alliance titles, he was the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion. He won the World Tag Team Championship, along with his partner Tony Atlas, in 1983 to become the first black champions in WWE history. After retiring from wrestling in 1991, he started training his son, The Rock. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. Dwayne Johnson was close to his father, but death is inevitable.
The Rock Talks about his Father
I would give anything right now to give him a big ole hug and a big ole kiss before he crossed over and just say thank you and I love you and I respect you. I didn’t get a chance to say that, but such is life, as many of you know.
Old Video Showcasing Rocky’s Glory Days
He shared a video on his Instagram, with an emotional caption. The video shows Rocky Johnson in all his glory inside the ring, while a young Dwayne Johnson is seen sitting in the crowd cheering his Dad.
The Rock is thankful for supportive fans
Dwayne received many messages of support from his friends and fans all over the world. Overwhelmed, in his traditional way of communicating via video, he talked to his friends and fans. Since his father’s death, he has received a lot of support and love, and for that, he is thankful and grateful.
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My family and I thank you 🙏🏾♥️ Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can. I love you. DJ #ripsoulman
The sudden death of Rocky Johnson
Dwayne opened up about his father’s illness as well. Rocky Johnson was suffering from an infection and cold, and on Tuesday he had a deep vein thrombosis. Basically, it was a blood clot in his leg, which traveled to his leg and resulted in a heart attack.
“He went fast, he went quick. That’s my old man. He was always quick,” recalled Johnson. “That did give me great comfort because it wasn’t prolonged.”
But, he is The Rock after all, and a week later he has left to shoot his new film Red Notice. Starring beside him in this film is the famous Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.