Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has paid tribute to his father Rocky, thanking him for “robust love” and breaking boundaries.

The death of the 75-year-old former wrestler was introduced earlier this week.

WWE superstar Rocky Johnson has died at the age of 75
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In reminiscence of his father, Johnson wrote on social media: “I like you. You broke coloration boundaries, grew to become a hoop legend and path blazed your method through this world.

“I used to be the boy sitting within the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar.

“The boy you raised to at all times be happy with our cultures and happy with who and what I’m.

“The boy you raised with the hardest of affection. The extreme work. The onerous hand.

“The adoring boy who wished to know solely your finest qualities.

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“Who then grew to change into a person realizing you had different deeply sophisticated sides that wanted to be held and understood.

“Son to father. Man to man. That is when my adoration turned to respect. And my empathy turned to gratitude.

“Grateful that you just gave me life. Grateful you gave me life’s invaluable classes.”

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I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar. The boy you raised to always be proud of our cultures and proud of who and what I am. The boy you raised with the toughest of love. The intense work. The hard hand. The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Who then grew to become a man realizing you had other deeply complicated sides that needed to be held and understood. Son to father. Man to man. That’s when my adoration turned to respect. And my empathy turned to gratitude. Grateful that you gave me life. Grateful you gave me life’s invaluable lessons. Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side. But you were ripped away from me so fast without warning. Gone in an instant and no coming back. Im in pain. But we both know it’s just pain and it’ll pass. Now I’ll carry your mana and work ethic with me, as it’s time to move on because I have my family to feed and work to accomplish. Finally, I want you to rest your trailblazing soul, Soulman. Pain free, regret free, satisfied and at ease. You lived a very full, very hard, barrier breaking life and left it all in the ring. I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high. #ripsoulman #rockyjohnson 🐐

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He posted a brief video displaying his dad within the heyday of his WWE profession, and himself as teenager watching within the crowd.

Rocky Johnson, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, was a trailblazer within the ring and was the primary African-American WWE tag workforce champion.

He started his wrestling profession in 1964 in South Ontario, speaking on the moniker “Soul Man”.

He went on to coach his son, who took the nickname ‘The Rock’ from his father.

Johnson retired in 1991, with Dwayne persevering with his wrestling legacy earlier than turning into a major Hollywood star.

In his message, Johnson expressed remorse at not having been capable of say goodbye: “Dad, I want I had yet one more shot to let you know, I like you, earlier than you crossed over to the opposite facet.

“However you had been ripped away from me so quick with out warning. Gone immediately and no coming again.

“I am in ache. However we each know it is simply ache and it will move.

“Now I will carry your mana and work ethic with me, as it is time to transfer on as a result of I’ve my household to feed and work to perform.”

Johnson, who inducted his father into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2008, went on to honour his father’s life.

“Lastly, I need you to relaxation your trailblazing soul, Soulman. Ache free, remorse free, glad and comfortable.

“You lived a really full, very onerous, barrier breaking life and left all of it within the ring.

“I like you dad and I will at all times be your proud and grateful son. Go relaxation excessive. #ripsoulman #rockyjohnson”.