Sylvester Stallone dismisses rumours of his death, second time in two years

Ross Houston
February 23, 2018

There is not an iota of hint in the poster about Sylvester Stallone's possible death even in the movie but people took to social media to express their grief, creating panic among fans. In fact, he's going strong, but with the current social shadow culture of social media trolling, it seems he's a target, for whatever reason.

The story of the hoax is he died after allegedly hiding a struggle with prostate cancer.

With Stallone having already been the target of a death hoax on Facebook in 2016, the actor this time chose to directly address the reports on his Instagram, writing: "Please ignore this stupidity". His brother Frank Stallone also took to social media to slam the "sick demented cruel mind" that came up with the hoax death.

Sylvester Stallone has laughed off a weird hoax suggesting the legendary actor has died in an Instagram post shared with followers on Monday evening (US time). His younger brother, Frank Stallone, also posted a heated message on Twitter in which he explains that such mentally deranged people should not be part of the society. Alive and well and happy and healthy. Because someone else said it.

The rumour was fuelled by fake news articles being shared online. The post was mocked up to look like a Fox News report, complete with the network's logo and the tag line, "A purported FOX NEWS Video showed that the Hollywood actor hanged himself". One joke leads to another.

"People who make up Bullshit like that obviously have something missing in their own lives".

The veteran action star is set to reprise his iconic role as Rocky Balboa in Creed II this year alongside Michael B. Jordan and Dolph Lundgren.

Later, a few smart cookies among them called out the false claims.

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