Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s father, Rocky Johnson, sadly passed away recently at the age of 75 years old. The star wrestler and actor confirmed the sad news of his father’s passing and the cause of death. “It was a big old 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,” he says in an eight-minute video, addressing the passing to the public.
In a separate, emotional post, Johnson writes a tribute to his father, remembering his legacy. “I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar,” he writes.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up about writing his dad’s eulogy…
Johnson also revealed to the public the plans for a funeral service, and that he was penning a eulogy for his father. He says it’s the hardest one he’s ever had to write, and soon, speak. “Written a lot of things over the years, but nothing prepared me for this one,” he writes on Instagram, alongside a photo of a book and pen.
Johnson also regrets not being able to be with his father on the day that he died. He wished he could give his father one last hug and kiss before he passed on. He shares an important life lesson for everyone to stop and remember: “Text them. Call them. Go see them, if they’re close by and if you can hug them I want you to hug them. You tell them that these are the marching orders from Dwayne Johnson who just lost his old man. But you hug them and you hug them hard.”
Dwayne Johnson reveals he wasn’t sure how to start the eulogy
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I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar. The boy you raised to always be proud of our cultures and proud of who and what I am. The boy you raised with the toughest of love. The intense work. The hard hand. The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Who then grew to become a man realizing you had other deeply complicated sides that needed to be held and understood. Son to father. Man to man. That’s when my adoration turned to respect. And my empathy turned to gratitude. Grateful that you gave me life. Grateful you gave me life’s invaluable lessons. Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side. But you were ripped away from me so fast without warning. Gone in an instant and no coming back. Im in pain. But we both know it’s just pain and it’ll pass. Now I’ll carry your mana and work ethic with me, as it’s time to move on because I have my family to feed and work to accomplish. Finally, I want you to rest your trailblazing soul, Soulman. Pain free, regret free, satisfied and at ease. You lived a very full, very hard, barrier breaking life and left it all in the ring. I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high. #ripsoulman #rockyjohnson 🐐
Johnson also reveals that before starting the eulogy, he wanted to dedicate one last intense workout to his late father. Rocky was the one who trained ‘The Rock‘ and taught him how to properly work out. He admitted that he had no idea where to start with the eulogy, so he wrote it with a glass of tequila on the side. Check out the video below of Johnson talking about his late father’s passing. May he rest in peace, and prayers/well wishes to the whole family.