Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram to speak directly to his fans, following the death of his father, Rocky Johnson. The Rock thanked everyone for their support and then went on to talk about his father, his father’s passing, and encouraging everyone to hug and hold onto their loved ones.
“As you know I lost my old man a few days ago — I lost him just like that,” Johnson said. “Didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to him. I would give anything right now to give him a big old hug and a big old kiss, before he crossed over, and just say thank you and I love you, and I respect you. But I didn’t get a chance to say that.
“But such is life, as many of you know.”
Johnson went on to explain that his father died quickly following a heart attack caused by deep vein thrombosis.
“If you guys out there have parents around, your mom, your dad, your wife, your husband, your babies, your children, your best friends, your grandparents — text them,” Johnson says. “Call them. Go see them. If they’re close by, and if you can hug them, I want you to hug them. You tell them that these are the marching orders from Dwayne Johnson, who just lost his old man.
“But you hug them and you hug them hard, because that’s what I’m doing with my family, and my friends, and the ones I love. I’m hugging them hard, because you never know what’s around the corner. You just never know. Here today, gone tomorrow.”
We send our prayers and condolences to The Rock and his family.
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