Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman posted the message on Instagram, sending prayers to Duane ‘Rock’ Johnson after his WWE legend Rocky Johnson passed away.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to @therock and his family and loved ones as his dad, WWE legend Rocky Johnson passed away today. we are thinking of you @therock,” Dog wrote.
Fans of both the stars sent similar messages, commenting on Dog’s post, “much love and respect sending your way…prayers, hugs,” one person wrote.
“Prayer for you and your family may God be with you and your mom…Awww so sad I remember him wrestling, condolences to family ????????, him and Andre in heaven.”
One fan posted, “My prayers and soul are with you at this time of letting go. You will see him again.” Another added, “So very sorry to hear about his loss. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”
As we reported, the former WWE Superstar Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. Rocky not only was a legendary wrestler he also brought one of the biggest superstars in the world to this world, Duane ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
The WWE released a statement regarding the death, saying, “WWE is 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. Rocky Johnson joined the WWE in 1983 and had “several memorable rivalries with the likes of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Don Muraco and Adrian Adonis.”
The continued, “He was cemented in history after teaming up with Tony Atlas and becoming part of the first African-American World Tag Team Champions in WWE history.”
The Rock addressed the death of his father, telling his fans of the way he was able to repay his father for helping turn him into the man he is today.
“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 through it and still made something of himself. Makes me appreciate his struggle and hard work,” he wrote.
He continued, “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. R.I.P. “Soul Man”
Dog The Bounty Hunter lost his wife Beth to throat cancer late last year and has admitted he was suicidal following the death. A message like this coming from the reality star we think went a long way.