Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals His Dad Rocky Johnson's Cause Of Death In Emotional Instagram Video
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is grieving the loss of his father, Rocky Johnson. The Jumanji: Next Level star recently posted an emotional eight-minute video on Instagram to thank his fans for their love and support, and to explain what caused his 75-year-old dad’s death.
“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,” explained Johnson.
He went on to say that the big blood clot broke free and traveled up his dad's body into his lung. This ended up clotting his lung, and that resulted in Rocky dying very quickly from a massive heart attack, “just like that.”
The actor’s father was a WWE Hall-of-Famer whose real name was Wayde Douglas Bowles. As a member of the Soul Patrol with Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson became the first black tag team champion in WWE history back in 1983.
The Rock said that his dad “went quick,” and that’s just how his old man always did things. He explained that it was comforting to know that his dad’s death wasn’t prolonged. Even though he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to his dad one last time, he’s happy his dad is no longer in pain. Johnson said that his dad had been in pain for a long time because that’s the life of a pro wrestler.
The actor also revealed via an Instagram pic that he had written his dad’s eulogy, and he wrote in the caption that it was a fun project. Johnson added that he had written a lot of things over the years, but nothing had prepared him for that.
After Rocky Johnson passed away on January 15th, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made his first public statement two days later. He said that his dad broke color barriers, became a ring legend, and trail blazed his way through the 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, “ said the 47-year-old.
Jumanji: The Next Level is currently playing in theaters nationwide.