Dwayne Johnson Talks about Writing Eulogy for His Late Father Rocky after His Recent Passing

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in shock over the sudden death of his beloved father.

There is no harder moment for a loving son or daughter than discovering that their father, the man who has been a pillar of strength and their inspiration is all too mortal.

For Dwayne Johnson, that moment arrived unexpectedly on January 15, 2020, when his beloved father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, succumbed to a heart attack.

Dwayne thanked his fans for the outpouring of comfort and condolences

Dwayne Johnson, wife Lauren, daughter Simone,  mom Ata and dad Rocky Johnson at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood/ Source: Getty Image Hand And Footprint Ceremony at t

Dwayne Johnson, wife Lauren, daughter Simone, mom Ata and dad Rocky Johnson at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood/ Source: Getty Image Hand And Footprint Ceremony at t

THE BITTER DUTY OF WRITING SWEET WORDS

Dwayne shared the pain he felt at carrying out the onerous duty of writing out his father's eulogy in a brief post on Instagram, accompanied by a snap of a journal and a pen.

Dwayne commented bitterly that "this was fun" and confessed that he was unprepared for the sudden loss of the father he idolized and followed into wrestling.

Rocky Johnson at the Unite in the Fight... to Knockout Bullying at the Hard Rock Cafe New York/ Source: Getty Images

Rocky Johnson at the Unite in the Fight... to Knockout Bullying at the Hard Rock Cafe New York/ Source: Getty Images

DWAYNE JOHNSON DIDN'T SAY GOODBYE

Dwayne also shared a video on Instagram in which he revealed that he hadn't had a chance to say goodbye to his father. He said:

“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."

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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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Rocky, Dwayne revealed, had been battling a cold and infection, as well as suffering from deep vein thrombosis. It was the clotting in his leg that caused his death, breaking free and triggering a massive heart attack.

SAYING GOODBY TO ROCKY JOHNSON

Dwayne thanked his fans for the outpouring of comfort and condolences which has helped him make it through the darker moments of the last few days. He said:

“Im in pain. But we know it’s just pain and it’ll pass.”

We extend our own condolences to Dwayne Jonhson and his family in his moment of grief.

R.I.P. Rocky Johnson, you left a worthy legacy.

DWAYNE JONHSON REVEALS MOM'S DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

As a young boy, Dwayne Johnson went through a traumatic experience when he witnessed his mother Ata Johnson's suicide attempt.

When Dwayne was 15, his mother was driving along the Interstate 65, in Nashville with her son when she suddenly pulled over, got out and walked into the oncoming traffic.

The horrified young boy managed to drag her away from the road, and onto the side of the road in the nick of time.

Dwayne has revealed that he has on occasion also battled depression, and reached out to fellow sufferers of this all too real and agonizing disorder.

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