By Rami Abou-Sabe
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has penned a moving tribute to his second father, Sib Hashian. Hashian, who was the drummer on Boston‘s first two records, collapsed while playing a gig on the Legends of Rock Cruise earlier this week. The drummer did not recover.
Johnson’s longtime partner, Lauren Hashian, is the daughter of the fallen musician. The former wrestler clearly had strong ties to the man he called a “second father.”
“Your passing in this manner is extremely poetic and somehow beautiful,” Johnson writes. “Perhaps the lesson here is the reminder to live our lives as full and as present as we possibly can, because we just never know what’s around the corner.”
Read Johnson’s tribute in full below.
Rest In Peace & Love to my second dad Sib Hashian. Don't know why things have to happen the way they do sometimes. When loved ones leave us so suddenly without having a chance to say goodbye. Perhaps the lesson here is the reminder to live our lives as full and as present as we possibly can, because we just never know what's around the corner. What a full and exciting life this man lived. What an amazing family he created, loved, watched over and protected. Being on stage, in front of adoring fans, friends and family. Keeping the beat one last time. Your passing in this manner is extremely poetic and somehow beautiful. Thank you for the many life lessons you've taught over the years. Grateful. We love you Sib. We miss you. Yhmwitcoltroml. "Hasan burgers" for everyone in heaven.