Actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father, Rocky Johnson has passed away at the age of 75.
Rocky Johnson, was a huge wrestling star in his own right, also earned a place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
His cause of death is currently unknown.
Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, began his career in the 1960s and after a stint in the World Wide Wrestling Federation became a top contender in the National Wrestling Alliance. There, he won numerous regional championships and tag-team championships
With partner Tony Atlas, Johnson was part of the first blag tag-team to win a worlds championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE).
A statement on the WWE website read: “WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson, a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has passed away at age 75.
“In 2008, Johnson achieved the highest honor in sports-entertainment when he was inducted by The Rock into the WWE Hall of Fame where he will be forever enshrined as one of sports-entertainment’s most influential performers.
“WWE extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans.”