Days After His Father Suddenly Passed Away, Dwayne Johnson Opened Up About His Loss

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Many people know Dwayne Johnson as an on-screen action hero or as his wrestling persona, The Rock. Either way, people know him for his hulking, muscular frame and cool, confident demeanor. These traits may have come to define him in the public eye, but the star couldn’t hold back his real emotions as he delivered a eulogy for his father, former wrestler Rocky Johnson, who passed away in January 2020.

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Rocky’s death came as a shock to Dwayne and the rest of his family. The actor said in his father’s eulogy – which he posted to Instagram on February 8, 2020 – that he had arrived on-set for the first day of production on a new project. Then, his wife called to let him know that something was wrong with his dad.

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