Nagluluksa ngayon ang Hollywood actor na si Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson dahil sa pagpanaw ng kanyang ama, ang former WWE star Rocky “Soulman” Johnson sa edad na 75.
The cause of death has not been revealed.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has passed away at age 75,” tweet ng WWE.
Ayon sa kaibigan ni Rocky Johnson, former wrestler Brian Blair, nag-struggle daw sa unspecified illness ang ama ni The Rock bago ito pumanaw.
“He was just under the weather, he thought he had the flu or something. I said, ‘You, need to get checked out, Rocky.’ He said he’d be OK. Then he missed this Sunday, a few days ago. When I talked to him again, he said he still wasn’t feeling good and he still missed church. He still didn’t get checked out. I talked to Sheila and she said he was just being stubborn. He died at home, today.”
Nagsimula ang wrestling career ni Rocky noong mid-’60s at nakasama siya sa WWE noong 1983. Nag-retire ito noong 1991. Ang kanyang ama ang naging dahilan kung bakit pinasok ni The Rock ang sport na wrestling.