Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in shock over the sudden death of his beloved father.
There is no harder moment for a loving son or daughter than discovering that their father, the man who has been a pillar of strength and their inspiration is all too mortal.
For Dwayne Johnson, that moment arrived unexpectedly on January 15, 2020, when his beloved father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, succumbed to a heart attack.
Dwayne thanked his fans for the outpouring of comfort and condolences
Dwayne Johnson, wife Lauren, daughter Simone, mom Ata and dad Rocky Johnson at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood/ Source: Getty Image Hand And Footprint Ceremony at t
Dwayne commented bitterly that "this was fun" and confessed that he was unprepared for the sudden loss of the father he idolized and followed into wrestling.
Rocky Johnson at the Unite in the Fight... to Knockout Bullying at the Hard Rock Cafe New York/ Source: Getty Images
“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."
Rocky, Dwayne revealed, had been battling a cold and infection, as well as suffering from deep vein thrombosis. It was the clotting in his leg that caused his death, breaking free and triggering a massive heart attack.
“Im in pain. But we know it’s just pain and it’ll pass.”
We extend our own condolences to Dwayne Jonhson and his family in his moment of grief.
R.I.P. Rocky Johnson, you left a worthy legacy.
As a young boy, Dwayne Johnson went through a traumatic experience when he witnessed his mother Ata Johnson's suicide attempt.
When Dwayne was 15, his mother was driving along the Interstate 65, in Nashville with her son when she suddenly pulled over, got out and walked into the oncoming traffic.
The horrified young boy managed to drag her away from the road, and onto the side of the road in the nick of time.
Dwayne has revealed that he has on occasion also battled depression, and reached out to fellow sufferers of this all too real and agonizing disorder.