Sylvester Stallone has taken to social media to prove he’s still alive after the Rocky star was the victim of a gross death hoax.
The Hollywood star shared a picture on Instagram of himself ‘sparring’ with champion boxer Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovzalev but didn’t address the sick rumours of his demise, the Mirror reports.
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
The Oscar nominee captioned the post:
With the incredibly powerful unified light heavyweight champion, Sergey “Krusher”Kovzalev ” … Whatever he hits, he destroys” @sergeykovalev (sic)
Fans of the iconic action star were shocked over the weekend when cruel rumours of Stallone’s death began to do the rounds on social media after a fake news story, allegedly from U.S. news site CNN, appeared on Facebook.
The fake news story claimed that the 70-year-old Rocky star had died of a pill overdose.
When news of the hoax broke, fans were left confused with one writing: “Is Sylvester Stallone dead or it was just a hoax? #StalloneDead? (sic)”
Someone confirm or deny if Sylvester Stallone is dead. I refuse to believe what I saw.
— kenny (@KenLavertue) September 3, 2016
Thankfully, Stallone is alive and well and has been active on his social media accounts – on Friday he shared a selfie of his daughter Sophia as they ate a meal together.
Only last month, Jayden Smith was the victim of a similar hoax after a ‘video’ was uploaded to Facebook allegedly showing the After Earth star saying goodbye to his dad before supposedly committing suicide.
Jayden is also thankfully alive and well.