Hollywood actor and World Wrestling Entertainment great Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has opened up about the cause of his father’s sudden death.
The Rock WWE hall of fame dad, Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in Tampa Bay at the age of 75, wiith the cause of his death not given at the time.
But Dwayne has now taken to his Instagram page to lift the lid on the cause of his death. In an emotional video, the Fast and Furious actor revealed that his old man has been battling with a cold and infection. The ailment subsequently grew worse and cost him his life.
Dwayne also used the medium to thank friends and fans for their support since the sad news broke out.
“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,’ the Jumaji actor said in a video. ‘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.’
‘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, traveled 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.
‘That did give me great comfort in knowing that it wasn’t prolonged,’ as he said his dad, who was a wrestler, ‘had been in a lot of pain for a very, very long time.”
Watch the video below:
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