Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson, passed away on Wednesday, January 15th.
WWE released a statement this evening, just after 6pm EST. "[We] are saddened to learn that Rocky 'Soul Man' Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, has passed away at age 75."
The cause of Mr. Johnson's death is unknown or not yet released. He was a professional wrestler for 23 years before joining the WWE organization.