Sylvester Stallone denies he’s dead after sick online hoax

Sylvester Stallone

by Owen Tonks |
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Sylvester Stallone has been forced to deny he’s dead after finding himself at the centre of a sick hoax.

News the actor had died spread across the internet this weekend after a fake story was shared, allegedly from American news site CNN.

The article was widely being shared on Facebook and users were posting it on their pages for their friends to see.

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But the Hollywood star, who famously played Rambo, has remained active on his social media accounts and shared a photo of himself and boxer Sergey Kovalev to prove he is still fighting fit.

Posting the picture on Instagram, he wrote: "With the incredibly powerful unified light heavyweight, Sergey 'Krusher' Kovalev… Whatever he hits, he destroys."

Fans were left baffled by the news the Rocky star had apparently died, with many tweeting to express their confusion.

One person wrote: "Is Sylvester Stallone dead or was it just a hoax?"

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This is not the first time a celebrity has found themselves at the centre of a death hoax.

Last month, Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith was the subject of a similar prank after a video was uploaded online in which he appeared to be saying goodbye to his actor father before allegedly committing suicide.

However, Jaden is alive and well, but was also the victim of a death hoax four years earlier.

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