It’s with a heavy heart that I report former boxing champ Rocky Lockridge has passed away.
Rocky had been hospitalized for weeks and passed away on Thursday morning from complications of a stroke he suffered a while back.
He was 60.
Ricky Lockridge Jr. released the following statement regarding his dad’s passing:
It is with great pain but a whole heart that I tell you, family, and friends, that my father Ricky Lockridge aka Rocky Lockridge has passed away.
All he wanted was to be in the comfort of his home with friends/ family. God has called him to walk through the gates of heaven.
Rocky was a prizefighter in the 80’s, but later in his life, he became addicted to crack cocaine.
He was featured on an episode of A&E’s “Intervention” and he quickly became a meme when a clip of him breaking down crying went viral.
My sincerest condolences to the Lockridge family during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Rocky.