Father of ‘The Rock,’ WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson dead at 75


(WTNH) — Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer, and father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has passed away at the age of 75, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) reports.

Johnson’s sports-entertainment career began in the mid-1960s when he made a memorable impression in the National Wrestling Alliance. 

Johnson’s career took off when he began his WWE tenure in 1983.

The former World Tag Team Champion retired from the ring in 1991.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.

Post-retirement, Johnson helped train his son, who would go on to be one of the biggest stars in sports-entertainment.

His cause of death is unknown at this time.

The WWE is based in Stamford.

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