As previously reported, WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson recently passed away at the age of 75.
It was then reported, via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that according to Brian Blair, who is the head of The Cauliflower Alley Club and a close personal friend of Rocky Johnson, The WWE Hall Of Famer had been sick over the past couple of weeks leading up to his passing. Blair even thought that Rocky Johnson had caught a flu and would even advise him to go to a doctor.
Rocky Johnson reportedly did not go to a doctor and passed away at his home in Lutz, Florida this past Wednesday. As of this past Thursday, an autopsy on Rocky Johnson was yet to be completed and a cause of death was yet to be confirmed, but updates will be provided once it is made available.
WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson’s son, WWE Legend and Hollywood A-Lister Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently took to Instagram and Twitter to pay tribute to his father.
You can check out The Rock’s full Instagram post below:
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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 🐐
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