Sylvester Stallone can beat almost any cinematic boxer, but he’s having a hard time knocking out a persistent death rumor.
Stallone’s brother Frank even took to Instagram to vouch for the liveness of Sly.
So why is the fraud still floating?
There’s a phishing motive, according to Snopes, which reported: “The … Facebook message linked to a clickbait web site known for creating and sharing celebrity death hoaxes. … This web site spreads misinformation (almost always a death hoax) in an attempt to bait people into giving away their information.”
Frank Stallone has his own ideas: “To all my fans and friends there is this rumor that my brother has died! It is totally false unless I was just speaking with a ghost. I would like to find the person who started this unfunny rumor and turn them into a ghost. We are fine and love you all.”
A photo posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on
Lunch with Stallone?? pic.twitter.com/e8L2oOXZa7
— Sergey Kovalev (@KrusherKovalev) September 3, 2016
Some haven’t yet gotten the memo.
Someone confirm or deny if Sylvester Stallone is dead. I refuse to believe what I saw.
— kenny (@KenLavertue) September 3, 2016