Sylvester Stallone rubbishes death hoax, says 'ignore the stupidity'

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Following a social media death hoax that lasted all afternoon, Sylvester Stallone proved he was still among the living Monday evening in an Instagram video.

Metro, a United Kingdom -based news site, added rumors of his passing circulated back in 2016, prompting Stallone to upload a photo of himself with Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev on Instagram.

Stallone posted on Instagram and Twitter that the rumors were false and that he was "alive and well and happy and healthy".

SYLVESTER STALLONE has put the freaky rumour he is dead to bed as he tweeted declaring he is "still punching" this evening. "What kind of sick demented cruel mind things of things like this to post?" However, the hoax was later exposed; a website known for creating false rumors was reportedly the source (it hasn't been revealed).

To stop the rumors, the Rocky actor had to give proof of his living self on his social media.

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This hoax oddly coincides with Sylvester posting a fan-made poster for Creed II.

This is not the first time that Stallone has had a brush with his "fake death".

It's worth noting that Syl is very much alive and well and you don't have to start organising a Rocky marathon in tribute to the 71-year-old.

The internet seems to have an unholy fascination with Sylvester Stallone and his health.

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A UK-based news site had circulated rumours of his death back in 2016, prompting Stallone to upload a photo of himself with Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev on Instagram. The Post's Caitlin Dewey compiled seven simple steps to spot a hoax, which include looking for a byline on the story, verifying the source of the news and keeping an eye out for proper grammar and punctuation.

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