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
— Conway Squiggy (@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.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.