Sylvester Stallone is a victim of yet another death hoax but he is not taking it seriously.
The actor used social media to let his fans know that despite the recent rumors of his death, he was doing just fine. Thanks to a fake Facebook post claiming the legendary star had died earlier Monday morning, fans were freaking out believing Stallone passed away.
People on Facebook killed Sylvester Stallone pic.twitter.com/28ORCZr9yg— Kelly (@kelellopearl) February 19, 2018
According to the Daily Mail, the post even included a fake obituary for the actor, which claimed he was secretly battling cancer before his death. An altered picture giving him a frail-looking appearance accompanied the fake obituary.
Once he found out about the hoax, the 71-year old actor took to social media to calm the masses and let everyone know he was alive and well.
“Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!” wrote the Rocky actor.
Although he seemed to take the hoax fine, his brother younger brother Frank Stallone was not happy that yet another false rumor was floating around about the Hollywood stud.
“Rumors that my brother is dead are false. What kind of sick demented cruel mind thinks of things like this to post? People like this are mentally deranged and don’t deserve a place in society,” tweeted Frank Stallone.
He even went on to post a video titled “Sly death a total hoax, not funny not cool” and give testament to how rumors such as these affect his family.
“I’m very protective of my older brother and I don’t find any humor in this fake post today on my brothers demise. It upset my 96 yr old mother so I’m doubly upset. I just can’t understand what makes these sick minded people tick?@seanhannity @greggutfeld @FoxNews, “ the younger Stallone shared.
Social media was abuzz with the Sylvester Stallone death hoax going around. Fans were distraught at the thought of the beloved actor passing away. However, many fans also knew there was no truth the fake obituary. Soon after he told fans to not believe the hoax, he posted a Tweet about Creed II just to solidify he was alive and working.
The 71-year old is not letting a silly death hoax get him down! His reaction is another reason why we love the Italian Stallion!