Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was hit really hard by the death of his father last week.
For those who didn’t see, legendary Samoan professional wrestler Rocky “Soulman” Johnson died suddenly last Wednesday. A couple days later, his son shared a lengthy, poignant post on Instagram mourning the fact he didn’t get a chance to say goodbye:
“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.”
On Monday, the Jumanji: The Next Level star returned to social media with an eight-minute video in which he spoke at length about his father.
He began by addressing how quickly Rocky passed:
“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. I would 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. I didn’t get a chance to say that, but such is life as many of you know.”
He also touched on the complicated relationship he and his father had:
“There’s a unique father and son bond that’s so unique and it’s a testosterone-driven bond that’s irreplaceable. So there’s so much about my old man and all of his complexities that only me as his son can understand.”
Finally Dwayne broke down the health issue which unexpectedly stole the 75-year-old from the world:
“He had not been feeling well. He’d 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. 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… He went fast, he went quick. That’s my old man. He was always quick. That did give me great comfort because it wasn’t prolonged… He had been in a lot of pain for a very long time.”
See the entire moving moment The Rock shared with fans (below):
Shortly after, Dwayne shared one more personal note: he wrote his father’s eulogy, and it is apparently a doozy:
It was “fun”? Wow, that’s really beautiful. So glad he could use the moment to celebrate his father’s life.
Our hearts continue to go out to the entire Johnson family.
[Image via WENN/Avalon/The Rock/Instagram.]
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