Rocky Johnson passed away yesterday. He was 75 years old and tons of people are mourning the loss. He was a great man who changed a lot about the pro wrestling business. Now we know a bit more about the events leading to his death.
The Associated Press reports that Johnson was dealing with an illness recently as stated by Brian Blair. The thought was that he could have been suffering from the flu, but it got much worse.
Blair stated, “He was just under the weather, he thought he had the flu or something. I said, ‘You, need to get checked out, Rocky.’ He said he’d be OK. Then he missed this Sunday, a few days ago. When I talked to him again, he said he still wasn’t feeling good and he still missed church. He still didn’t get checked out. I talked to Sheila and she said he was just being stubborn. He died at home, today.”
Vince McMahon, Triple H and more have commented on this terrible loss to the pro wrestling world. Rocky Johnson might be gone, but he will never be forgotten. RIP.