Former WWE Star Rocky Johnson, Father of ‘The Rock’ dead at 75

Rocky Johnson is the father of ‘The Rock.’

Rocky Johnson, born Wade Douglas Bowles, a former professional wrestler, and father of wrestling superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the WWE says. He was 75.



What We Know:

  • The news was first announced by Cauliflower Alley Club. They tweeted, “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.”

Rocky is survived by his third wife, Dana Martin, whom he married in 2004. He was previously married to Ata Johnson, who is Dwayne’s mother, from 1978 to 2003, and Una Johnson from 1966 to 1978. A cause of death was not immediately given. The WWE says it is saddened to learn of his death and offered condolences to his family, friends and fans.


This is a Breaking News alert and will be updated with additional information as available.




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