Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Reveals Father Rocky’s Cause of Death

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson remembers his “old man,” Rocky Johnson.

On Sunday on Instagram, the “Jumanji: The Next Level” actor posted a video where he opens up about his father’s death, which was reported by the WWE last Wednesday. He was 75.

“As you know, I lost my old man a few days ago. I lost him just like that, didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him,” the 47-year-old remarked. “I’d 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. But I didn’t get a chance to say that, but such is life, as many of you know.”

In the emotional clip, the former wrestler revealed Rocky succumbed to a “massive heart attack.”

“A lot of you guys wanted to know what happened to my dad. He had not been feeling well, had been battling a cold and infection, and on Tuesday he had what’s called a deep vein thrombosis, which is essentially a blood clot in the leg,” he said. “It was a big ole blood clot that broke free, traveled up his body, and went right to his lung and clotted his lung, and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that.”

However, Johnson takes solace in the fact that Rocky “went quick” as he “had been in a lot of pain for a very, very long time.”

“That did give me great comfort in knowing that it wasn’t prolonged,” Dwayne noted.

On Monday, the leading man revealed he finished writing a eulogy for the wrestling legend.

In 1983, Rocky and his “Soul Patrol” partner Tony Atlas became the first African-American world tag team champions in WWF (now WWE) history.

In 2008, Dwayne inducted his father and his maternal grandfather, Peter “High Chief” Maivia, into the WWE Hall of Fame.



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