SLY SURVIVOR: Sylvester Stallone dead rumours sweep the internet once again as bizarre hoax resurfaces after 18 months
Social media is filled with RIP messages after Chinese whispers once again spread like wildfire across Twitter
Facebook users reported seeing a fraudulent message in September 2016 claiming Stallone had been found dead at his LA home.
Wild online rumours are claiming Sylvester Stallone is dead again
It was later exposed as a hoax after it emerged it was linked to a website known for creating and sharing celebrity death hoaxes.
But the rumour has now returned to social media a year-and-a-half later.
The return of the hoax appears to have been sparked by him sharing a fan poster for Creed II – the next instalment in the Rocky film series.
After seeing Sly’s face on the advert, some people on social media – still convinced that he was dead from the last hoax – reacted with confusion.
The rumour was fuelled by fake news articles being shared online
RIP messages began to circulate online, with some claiming Sly had died from prostate cancer.
Twitter users were seen asking each other if the Rocky star had really passed away as the Chinese whispers spread like wildfire.
One wrote: “Is Sylvester Stallone dead or is Facebook lying again?”
Another wrote: “Omg I thought Sylvester Stallone was dead!! I hate the Internet”
-[The Sun – UK]