Sylvester Stallone Forced to Respond to Death Hoax: ‘Still Punching’

February 19, 2018 Last Updated: February 19, 2018

Sylvester Stallone on Monday was forced to respond to false rumors that he had died.

On Instagram and Twitter, the longtime actor wrote that people should “please ignore this stupidity.”

“Alive and well and happy and healthy,” he added, saying that he‘s “still punching,” making a reference to his “Rocky” role.

The “First Blood” star also posted images of himself on Instagram that appear to show him suffering from an illness, and they are likely from a scene that he has filmed. Those images apparently were being used to spread the death hoax.

Frank Stallone, his brother, also shot down the hoax.

“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,” Frank wrote on Twitter. He also wrote that the “Sly death” is a “total hoax” and “not funny not cool.”

Over the weekend, there were rumors being spread on social media that claimed that Stallone died from prostate cancer. Then, some posted images saying “rest in peace.”

Google searches revealed that when one types in “Sylvester Stallone,” a number of searches appear, suggesting that many people have been searching about his purported death.

(Google.com screenshot)

 

Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!

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