“Rest in peace Jackie Chan we all love you,” reads one post, dated 27 April 2022.
Another, from 26 April, reads: “Rip Jackie Chan😭😭💔😭😭😭❤️💔💔 They gave us The karate kid😭❤️”.
Has Chan died? We investigated.
Social media killed off Chan in 2011 and 2015
There’s no evidence for the claim. Chan’s death would have been widely reported by media outlets across the world. There’s no news of it.
But Chan set the record straight in a March 2011 post on his Facebook page.
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