WATCH: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson opens up about the passing of his father

Headlines 22/01/2020

Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to open up about the recent passing of his father, expressing the pain he is suffering at this time.

He said, "I lost him just like that, didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him. I'd give anything right now to give him a big ol' hug and a big ol' 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."

He revealed his father had been "battling a cold and infection" and had deep vein thrombosis in the leg.

"It was a big ol' blood clot that broke free, traveled up his body, and went right to his lung, clotted his lung and he died very quickly from a massive heart attack, just like that," he told followers.

He added that he got "great comfort" from knowing that his father's suffering "wasn't prolonged" as he "had been in a lot of pain for a very, very long time."

Rocky Johnson was 75 when he passed away.