The actor’s father, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, died at the age of 75.

Rocky Johnson, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and father of Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, passed away.

WWE confirmed Wednesday that Johnson, known as the ‘Man of the Soul’ had died at 75.

More details are unknown.

Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, began his wrestling career in the mid-1960s, according to, but only found fame a couple of decades later when he joined WWE in 1983.

He was included in the WWE Hall of Fame for his famous son in 2008.

In a statement, WWE said the organization was “sad” to learn of his death and that “WWE extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans.”

Rocky Johnson is survived by his son Dwayne, his two children Curtis and Wanda from his first marriage and his widow Dana Martin, whom he married in 2004.