Is Sylvester Stallone dead? Fans panic as death hoax goes viral once again
The Hollywood icon Sylvester Stallone is once again dominating the headlines and this time again for a viral death hoax spread through Facebook.
Since the post was and till now it has draw over two million shares with lots of condolences and grief by the fans.
This is how it started on Facebook
The Rocky star took to Instagram to prove he was still alive and shared a light-hearted video of himself messing around with his daughters Sophia, 21, and 19-year-old Sistine.
Sylvester Stallone posed a video on Instagram on Monday – proving he’s definitely not dead.
‘Rocky’ quashes the rumours
The clip showed the 71-year-old’s two girls running around as it hailed outside before turned the camera on himself and said: “That’ll teach ’em”.
He captioned the footage: “Locking my daughters outside during a slight hail storm… It’s so great to be back from the Dead!!!”
Earlier, the actor told fans to “ignore this stupidity” and confirmed he is “alive and well” after the bizarre hoax swept the internet.
He added: “Remember to always grab LIFE by the throat and do not let go until you succeed.”
The footage, shared on Instagram, showed the dad joking after his locking his daughters out in the hail.
The actor confirmed to fans he is still alive after a rumour of his death took off today.
This isn’t the first time he has had to bat of rumours of an early demise – Facebook users reported seeing a fraudulent message in September 2016 claiming Stallone had been found dead at his LA home.
It was later exposed as a hoax after it emerged it was linked to a website known for creating and sharing celebrity death hoaxes.
But the rumour has now returned to social media a year-and-a-half later.
The return of the hoax appeared to have been sparked by him sharing a fan poster for Creed II – the next instalment in the Rocky film series.
After seeing Sly’s face on the advert, some people on social media – still convinced that he was dead from the last hoax – reacted with confusion.
RIP messages began to circulate online, with some claiming Sly had died from prostate cancer.
The rumour was fuelled by fake news articles being shared online.
Twitter users were seen asking each other if the Rocky star had really passed away as the Chinese whispers spread like wildfire.