Sylvester Stallone found himself as a victim of a “sick” death hoax this weekend, but dismissed the rumours with a fun photo on Monday, media reports said. 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, Mirror online reported.
“With the incredibly powerful unified light heavyweight champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovzalev “…Whatever he hits, he destroys” @sergeykovalev (sic),” the actor captioned the photo. This, however, didn’t stop enterprising people to dream up a virus which posted a Sylvester Stallone obit on your social media handles without you even knowing about it. Many people in Kolkata fell prey to this virus, reported Times of India.
This happened after people gave permission to the app, which reported the hoax news, to download.
The silver lining, however, was that the Rocky and Rambo action movie legend was hale and hearty. However, people were thrown into a state of shock this weekend as a cruel rumour circulated on social media which appeared to confirm his death.
A fake news story — allegedly from US news site CNN – 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 been active on his own social media accounts.
On Friday, he shared a silly selfie with his daughter Sophia as they enjoyed a meal together, captioning it: “A wonderful quiet dinner together with my daughter.
Fans were confused when the hoax broke, with one writing: “Is Sylvester Stallone dead or it was just a hoax? #StalloneDead? (sic)”Fans were confused when the hoax broke, with one writing: “Is Sylvester Stallone dead or it was just a hoax? #StalloneDead? (sic)”
The star was the victim of another cruel hoax four years earlier.