Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Wife Lauren Hashian Posts Throwback Video in Honor of His Late Dad Rocky
Dwayne Johnson suffered a great loss when his father passed away last week. On Monday, his wife, Lauren Hashian, paid condolences via a lengthy Instagram message and throwback video.
On January 15, Dwayne Johnson's father and former wrestling pro Rocky Johnson passed away. He was 75 years old. Dwayne has shared a meaningful speech about it since then.
Additionally, nearly two years ago, he spoke about the tough love his father gave him, and the lessons he learned about being a man. Dwayne's wife, Lauren Hashian, also paid tribute in a post found below.
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Happy Father’s Day to this hardly ever smiling OG bad ass. Little boys by nature, look up to and idolize their old man. They want to be just like em, do whatever they do and are always looking for their approval. Funny thing is the day I stopped looking for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and more importantly, a father. That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave. Years later as a man and father of three girls, I know that tough love, is a helluva lot better than no love at all. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I am today. Grateful to the original Rock. #HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson
Lauren Hasian's tribute
Hashian, 35, included a short clip that showed a young Rocky in the ring during a wrestling match. The announcer introduces him and calls his name before the camera turns to an even younger Dwayne. In her caption, she wrote:
"Rest In Peace Rocky. Thank you for always being so warm and kind to me & my family, your son has one heck of an angel now watching over him."
A poem from Rocky's son
She continued with more heartwarming words about her father-in-law's legacy. Then, she reposted a lengthy, heartwrenching poem her husband wrote on Saturday memorializing his father.
Like Dwayne, Hashian received an outpour of support from her followers. The brunette beauty shares two children, Tiana, one, and Jasmine, four, with her husband.
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Rest In Peace Rocky. Thank you for always being so warm and kind to me & my family 🙏🏼❤️ your son has one heck of an angel now watching over him. And without you his path would’ve been a very different one. How lucky to have a father and grandfather to pass on their family business and the culture and the work ethic, and carry that torch with the greatest respect and honor for what you did before him. Rest in Love ❤️ #Repost @therock ・・・ 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 🐐
Dwayne reveals cause of death
During the lengthy video Dwayne shared on Sunday, he told fans how thankful he was for their support and also informed them of the cause of his father's death. The "Jumanji" star explained:
"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."
The actor went on to say that the clot traveled upwards through Rocky's body until it reached his right lung where it clotted. This caused a heart attacked and, soon after, death.
Dwayne, who also has an 18-year-old daughter, Simone from a previous relationship, encouraged listeners to go out and let their loved ones know they care.
Our deepest condolences go out to Dwayne and his entire family as they go through what is undoubtedly a difficult process. We hope time eases their pain.