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Every now and again the internet throws out some weird stuff - and we don't mean those odd videos of a cat high-fiving someone or a meme that doesn't really make any sense. No, what we're referring to is when the World Wide Web takes it up a notch, and churns out death rumours regarding some of your favourite stars.
Countless celebrities havebizarrely been prematurely announced as dead despite being alive and kicking, including everyone from Jackie Chan and Morgan Freeman to Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. Hell, even far smaller names like Rebekah Shelton have been the subject of such harsh trolling, which makes you wonder who on Earth is sat at ome deciding to hack the Twitter account of a former Big Brother contestant.
The latest? Sylvester Stallone. Yep, again.
Thankfully, the Rocky champ hasn't taken it too seriously, taking to Instagram to confirm that he is indeed 'still punching'.
He said: "Please ignore this stupidity... Alive and well and happy and healthy... Still punching!"
In a later post he also shared a still from 2008's Rambo - in which he's grabbing the character Michael Burnett (Paul Schultz) by the throat - with the caption: "Remember to always grab LIFE by the throat and do not let go until you succeed!!!"
The rumours started circulating this morning, with people claiming his death was the result of a two-year battle with prostate cancer. Naturally, it didn't take long for fans to hit up social media with posts about their favourite Stallone moments.
It was only two years ago that Stallone was his with a similar death hoax, after a fake news report purporting to be from CNN starting doing the rounds.
He also laughed that one off by uploading a photo to Instagram of him with Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev, captioning it: "With the incredibly powerful unified light heavyweight champion, Sergey 'Krusher' Kovzalev'...Whatever he hits, he destroys."
And that's not even the half of it - the same thing happened in 2014, when false rumours started doing the rounds that he'd died in a car crash in Australia.
But luckily Stallone seems to be doing more than okay, just yesterday sharing a Creed II teaser ahead of the film's expected November release.
Fans were quick to respond to his exciting Instagram image, taking it as firm proof that the upcoming film would be pretty epic.
"OMG! This is gonna be DOPE," wrote one person.
Another said: "This movie is gonna be fire man. Come on."
One wrote: "I can hardly wait! Loved the first film."
Let's just get back to being excited about Creed II and forget about all of this death hoax nonsense, eh?
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