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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Once Shared His Touching Thoughts About His Late Father Rocky Johnson

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By Clark Sparky

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lost his father, famed wrestler Rocky Johnson, earlier this week. While he has not made a public comment since the news broke, he did post his thoughts about his dad on Father's Day back in 2018 that make it clear how important he was to The Rock.

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"Happy Father’s Day to this hardly ever smiling OG bad ass," Johnson wrote at the time. "Little boys by nature, look up to and idolize their old man. They want to be just like em, do whatever they do and are always looking for their approval. Funny thing is the day I stopped looking for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and more importantly, a father. That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave. Years later as a man and father of three girls, I know that tough love, is a helluva lot better than no love at all. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I am today. Grateful to the original Rock."

Since Rocky's passing, fans have been commenting on this old Father's Day post with their condolences.

"My deepest feelings of sympathy and heartfelt prayers going out to you, Rock and your family. I pray Mr. Johnson is now comfortable in a fine chair watching his favorite shows with Jesus sitting close by. Hmmmm, Wonder who gets the remote?" one wrote.

"Rock you have my deepest sympathy may dad RIP and may," another said.

"Sorry for your loss many prayers for you and all your family!!!" a third commented.

Rocky's close friend and former wrestling colleague Brian Blair told the AP that they thought he just had the flu.

"He was just under the weather, he thought he had the flu or something," Blair explained. "I said, 'You, need to get checked out, Rocky.' He said he'd be OK. Then he missed this Sunday, a few days ago. When I talked to him again, he said he still wasn't feeling good and he still missed church. He still didn't get checked out. I talked to Sheila and she said he was just being stubborn. He died at home, today."

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