Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared his deep grief for the deceased John Hurt. He posted a photo on his Instagram profile in which he mourns the death of a huge star of “The Elephant Man,” for which he was nominated for Oscar. Namely, John Hurt, an actor whose career lasted for six decades, died at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer.
These two actors worked together in Hercules.
This is what Johnson said about his friend:
“RIP my friend. Legend John Hurt”. Even the first few words of the post are heartbreaking.
“For months, we spent very long days and nights together in Budapest, while shooting Hercules – very tough shoot. A real honor to act and learn from this man and even better than that, become buds.”
Dwayne then went on to thank Hurt for everything he taught him while they were working together.
“There’s nothing that invaluable OG insight, and I’ll always be grateful for the wisdom he shared w/ me. One time in London, we had an epic convo over lunch,” Johnson said.
“John broke it down to me, on what my responsibilities are in Hollywood now after becoming, in his words, “the boss”. I’m laughing right now as I type this, because I can still hear him and his iconic British accent just droppin’ those OG pearls.”
Finally, John concluded with paying tribute to the actor’s family with the following words:
“Prayers, love, strength and light to the Hurt family during this time of loss.”
“Thank you, brother. For everything.”