How did Rocko (Ian George) McKinstry die? Cause of death Explained

Former Ireland Strongest Man competitor, Rocko (Ian George) McKinstry passed away. Let’s see How did Rocko Mckinstry die and Rocko Mckinstry cause of death in detail.

How did Rocko Mckinstry die?

Three days after becoming suddenly ill, 50-year-old Rocko Mckinstry from Kilkinamurry passed away early on Saturday morning (December 17).

He was Jenny’s devoted husband and a cherished father to Lydia, Kimberly, Leah, and Bethany.

Rocko’s Family members announced the devastating news on Facebook.

He wrote,

“It’s with great sadness I inform you of the passing of Rocko Ian Mckinstry a Brother off Andrea,s and Brother in law to myself . Taken far to soon we all loved you Rocko .💔💔💔💔💔💔💔”


Jenny, Rocko’s grieving wife, said:

“Rocko and I have been together for 34 years. I met him when I was 13, and I can’t remember life without him. We were best friends and soul mates.”
“I had talked about getting a new engagement ring and wedding ring and, about a month ago, we went and chose the rings. We were due to collect them last Friday… I got them on Monday, and they are so precious to me now.”

Rocko Mckinstry cause of death

Rocko Mckinstry cause of death was not disclosed yet. There is no information available about Rocko Mckinstry cause of death.

We will update you about Rocko Mckinstry cause of death once we get the information from the right source.

Who was Rocko Mckinstry?

Rocko was a former Ireland Strongest Man competitor. He also competed in many Ulster Strongest Man contests.

He helped in many contests too in the set up of the Irish Strength Association, with his help being a major strength in its foundation. Making him one of the great drivers and fans of Strongman sport in the early years.


On Tuesday, a memorial service was held in the First Dromara Presbyterian Church.

The NI Chest, Heart, and Stroke Foundation benefit from donations (cheques should be made payable to Brian Poots & Sons, Funeral Services, 106 Skeagh Road, Dromore, BT25 2PZ).

Tributes to Rocko Mckinstry

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him.

Diane Mckinstry commented,

“Our thoughts and prayers are with us all at this heartbreaking time. He was an amazing man ❤️ thinking of you all x”

Adrian moffet commented,

“Sincere condolences to Andrea and the entire family circle . RIP Rocko”

Cheri rankin commented,

“Can’t take it in, Rocko will be sadly missed by paul and myself 😥💔 thinking of the whole family at this very sad time 😥💔 #safeinthearmsofjesus”

Kim McDonald commented,

“So so sad . My thoughts are with you all. Wonderful childhood memories of Rocko and the McKinstry family xx”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.


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