IN SHORT: US actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone has been a victim of death hoaxes over the years. However, social media claims about his death are false.
A post shared on Facebook in Nigeria claims Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone has died.
Sylvester Stallone is an actor, screenwriter and filmmaker from the United States best known for his Rocky and Rambo film series.
A photo of Stallone and another showing people at a funeral were attached to the post.
The post reads: “We announce very sad news about Legendary actor Sylvester Stallone, Goodbye Stallone (Rambo).”
But is Stallone really dead? We checked.
Internet killed off Stallone
Stallone is a leading light in the action film industry and news of his death would have made both local and international headlines if it were true.
Africa Check has debunked several false claims about the deaths of local and international celebrities.
Celebrity death hoaxes can adversely affect celebrities, their families and supporters while also promoting social media distrust and fostering clickbait and phishing scams.
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