Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals His Father Rocky's Cause Of Death
In a candid Instagram post, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson opened up about his father's sudden death while thanking fans for their support.
Posting a nearly eight-minute-long Instagram video to his page, the 47 year old gave an emotional speech in which he thanked his fans for their well wishes.
“Hey everybody I just wanted to stop in on this very blessed Sunday to say thank you so much. Thank you. My heart is so full of gratitude. You’ve lifted my spirits in ways that I hope you can imagine,” he began the clip.
“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,” he continued.
“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.”
The former WWE wrestler turned actor then went on to reveal that his father had died as the result of a heart attack on Tuesday.
“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 clot in the leg. It was a big ole blood clot that broke free, travelled up his body, and went right to his lung, clotted his lung and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that,” before adding that he “went quick.”
“That did give me great comfort in knowing that it wasn’t prolonged,” Johnson said, adding that his father “had been in a lot of pain for a very, very long time.”
He then went on to say that in honour of his father's memory, he would smash his leg workout before penning his father's eulogy.
“It’s appropriate I’m doing legs because he hated doing legs,” Johnson quipped.
“I’ve written a lot of speeches for myself over the years but I have no idea where to start with this one. But I do have my tequila and I can hear him now, ‘Good that’s the way you gotta do it,’ and I can also hear him now: ‘Make sure you put me over in the speech – say good stuff about me'," Johnson laughed.
“For those of you who know my dad you know that he would say, ‘You tell them I taught you everything you know, but I didn’t teach you everything I know’.”
He added, “That’s right dad. That’s why you will always be better than me. And I love it and I love you and I love you guys.”
“I’m so deeply grateful for all your love, mana & support 🙏🏾🖤,” he captioned the post. “My family and I thank you. Go hug your loved ones hard. I love you. DJ.”
World Wrestling Entertainment first confirmed news of Rocky’s death on their last Wednesday, writing on their site:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has passed away at age 75.”