Sylvester Stallone denounces death hoax

There was a spate of social media posts yesterday claiming that the actor had died of cancer


Ians February 20, 2018
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WASHINGTON: Popular Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone yesterday slammed social media reports of his death while his younger brother Frank termed those spreading the hoax as "mentally deranged".

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"Please ignore the stupidity. Alive and well and happy and healthy...Still punching!" the 71-year-old hero of the popular Rambo and Rocky series, posted on his Twitter handle.



Terming the social media reports of his brother's death as rumours, Frank, 67, said, "What kind of sick demented cruel mind things of things like this to post? People like this are mentally deranged and don't deserve a place in society."

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Sylvester pointed out that the images purporting to show him suffering from an illness that made him lose his hair were likely from a scene he has filmed for one of films.

There was a spate of social media posts yesterday claiming that the actor had died of cancer.

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This is not the first time that erronious messages of Sylvester's demise had flooded social media. In 2016, a British media news site had claimed he was dead, prompting him to upload a photo of himself with Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev on Instagram.

Sylvester's last post shows him making light of the situation through a tweet claiming that it's great to be "back from the dead."



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