Legendary wrestler Rocky Johnson, who younger fans know as The Rock’s father, has reportedly passed away at 75-years-old.
The Cauliflower Alley Club first shared the sad news via social media, writing:
Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time.
Johnson wrestled for the NWA throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. In 1983, he and Tony Atlas became the first black tag team to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships as the Soul Patrol.
Rocky was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
We here at The Sheet offer our most sincere condolences to the Johnson family.