In a yet another incident of celebrity death hoax, Rambo fame star Sylvester Stallone was declared dead on social media. Various fake news websites claimed that the 71-year-old actor succumbed to prostate cancer, spreading panic among his fans. Following the news, everybody started mourning the “untimely” and “unfortunate” death of the Rocky actor. Now, Sylvester’s brother Frank Stallone has come to the forefront to clear the air.
“Rumors that my brother is dead are false. What kind of sick demented cruel mind thinks of things like this to post? People like this are mentally deranged and don’t deserve a place in society”, he tweeted.
In another Twitter post, an angry Frank said, “Sly death a total hoax, not funny not cool”.
Meanwhile, the superstar himself took to Instagram and posted, “Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!”.
The hoax was sparked by a mysterious account sharing pictures of the Rocky star looking unwell and balding. It is thought this was from a movie role.
On the work front, Sylvester Stallone recently shared a fan-made poster of Creed II, the sequel to the Rocky spinoff, which he has co-written and will star in. He will also be seen in The Expendables 4.
It might surprise you that this isn't the first-time people have thought the actor had died. Two years ago, a fake news report purporting to be from CNN was doing the rounds on social media, leading to plenty of fans getting worried they'd never see him again.