Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone found himself as a victim of a death hoax, but dismissed the rumour with a fun photograph.
The Rocky star shared an image on Instagram holding up his fists with professional boxer Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, reports mirror.co.uk.
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Without referencing the hoax that quickly spread across social media, Sylvester brushed it off with a cheeky smile and boxing pose, proving he’s as fit as ever.
Fans of the Rocky and Rambo action movie legend were thrown into a state of shock this weekend as a rumour circulated on social media and appeared to confirm his death.
A fake news story was being shared on Facebook, with fans clicking on the spam article, which then shares it on their page for their friends to see.
However, Stallone, who has ignored the prank, has still been active on his own social media accounts.
OMG! #SylvesterStallone is dead?— Fariha Munir Shah (@FarihaMunirShah) September 3, 2016
OMG... I just read that #SylvesterStallone died! Is that true??— (((Susan Danzig))) (@SusanDanzig219) September 3, 2016
Dad is re-sharing a hoax Sylvester Stallone death article w/ identical quotes. Guess he had a rocky night :( pic.twitter.com/llXSHuAPbD— Michael Ignat 🍋 (@HeySquiggy) September 3, 2016
Sylvester Stallone is not dead it is a Hoax. Kenneth talked to him yesterday and he is very much alive and well.— Carmela Chiaramonte (@MsHollywoodWOA) September 3, 2016
Someone confirm or deny if Sylvester Stallone is dead. I refuse to believe what I saw.— kenny (@KenLavertue) September 3, 2016
Just saw a report that Sylvester Stallone was dead. Freaked out, then found out it was fake. Thank the LORD— Hailee Morgan (@haileemcc) September 3, 2016
Guys I just got word that Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his home— J-Eazy™ (@LanaDelJose) September 2, 2016
Wait is Sylvester Stallone really dead?!— ole Blaine (@oleBlaine) September 2, 2016
For those who DON'T know how to do a simple Google search, Sylvester Stallone is NOT dead. You're welcome. That is all.— Christopher Kutcher (@chris_kutcher) September 2, 2016
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