A death hoax claiming Sylvester Stallone passed away surfaced on social media over the weekend and the actor is not happy about it.
Stallone, 71, insisted he was very much alive and well, putting to recent claims that he had passed away following a secret battle with prostate cancer.
Sharing a fake obituary with followers, in which his picture has been drastically altered to give him a frail, aged appearance, the Rocky actor wrote: ‘Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!’
The rumor first started on Facebook. His younger brother Frank Stallone quickly disputed the story on Twitter saying,
“Rumors that my brother is dead are false,” he said. “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.”
He said the rumors had upset both him and his 96-year-old mother.
“I’m very protective of my older brother and I don’t find any humor in this fake post today on my brothers demise,” he tweeted. “It upset my 96 yr old mother so I’m doubly upset.”