Prayers Up: Roommates, we are praying for The Rock and his family, as it is being reported that his father Rocky Johnson has just passed away at the age of 75.

The WWE has announced that the WWE Hall of Famer passed away, expressing they are saddened by the loss of such an impactful champion to their brand. Rocky Johnson started his  career in the 1960’s, as part of the National Wrestling Alliance. He became part of the league’s first African-American tag team with his partner Tony Atlas.

The Rock has yet to speak on his father’s passing, but we ask that you all send your thoughts and prayers his way! Very obviously, he following in his dad’s footsteps, becoming one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

 

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Bought my dad a Christmas gift and surprised him. He’s had a hard life. This one felt good. My dad, Rocky Johnson is a minimalist. Always has been. Never asks me for much and over the years his needs are always the barest. Crazy story, my dad’s dad died when he was 13yrs old. That Christmas, my dad’s mom had her new boyfriend over for Christmas dinner. Her boyfriend got drunk and pissed on the turkey. My dad went outside, got a shovel, drew a line in the snow and said if you cross that line I’ll kill you. The drunk crossed it and my dad laid him out cold as a block of ice. Cops were called. They told my dad’s mom that when her boyfriend regains consciousness, he’s gonna kill your son so one of them has got to go. In front of the entire family, my dad’s mom looked at him and said get out. He was 13yrs old and now homeless. That f*cked up true story happened in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1954. He needed the bare minimum then, just like does now. Over the years, I’ve moved him into a big home, got him trucks to drive – which he’ll literally drive into the ground until I get him something else. Hell, I’ll get him anything he wants, but the SOB just won’t ask;). Every Christmas, I always think about that story and my dad having every odd stacked against him at 13, but he fought thru it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work. Also, makes me appreciate the fun times he would beat my ass in the gym so bad when I was 13 and say “If you’re gonna throw up, go outside.. and if you’re gonna cry, then go home to your mother”. I hated it then, but I embrace it now. Made a man outta me. Without pissing on my turkey. 😂👍🏾. Just a small way of saying thank you dad and Merry Christmas! #DwantaClaus🎅🏾

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As of now, there has not been a cause of death specified, but we ask that you all continue to keep The Rock, and their family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Long live Rocky Johnson!