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Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About Losing His Father, Shares Cause Of Death

Sadly, after his father's passing last week, Dwayne Johnson opened up in an emotional, candid, Instagram video, explaining how he feels about his loss and sharing the cause of death.

As you may have already heard, Dwayne Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson — the professional Canadian wrestler, passed away on January 15th.


Shortly after his death, Dwayne shared a video with a caption to honor his dad.

"I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world," he wrote.

"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."

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"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."

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"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," he continued.

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"I'm 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."

Yesterday, still in the wake of receiving this heartbreaking news, Dwayne opened up in an emotional Instagram video, revealing the cause of death.

"Hard to express how deeply grateful I am for all your love, mana & support," he captioned the video. "Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can."

"Hey everybody, I just wanted to stop in on this really blessed Sunday to say thank you so much," he began.

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"Thank you. My heart is so full of gratitude."

"Deep in my bones, in my constitution, in my wiring, in my heart, and in my mana for the outpouring of love and the support and the well-wishes and the condolences that you have sent me and my family," he continued.

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"You have lifted my spirits," he added.

"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."

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"I'd give anything right now to give him a big ol' hug and a big ol' 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."

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"But such is life, as many of you know, based on the messages that you have shared with me, that many of you understand this pain when you lose a parent."

He then acknowledged his fan's curiosity over Rocky's sudden death.


"He had not been feeling well, had been battling a cold and infection," he revealed.

"And on Tuesday he had what's called a deep vein thrombosis, which is essentially a blood clot in the leg."

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"It was a big ol' blood clot that broke free, traveled up his body, and went right to his lung, clotted his lung".

"He died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that."

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He then explained that he has been having a tough time writing his father's eulogy that he will deliver at the funeral tomorrow.

"I've written a lot of speeches for myself over the years, but I have no idea where to start with this one," he admitted.

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"But I do have my tequila and I can hear him now, 'Good, that's the way you've got to do it.'"

"I can also hear him now, 'Make sure you put me over in the speech, say good stuff about me'," he added.

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Sending love and our deepest condolences to Dwayne for his loss.

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