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Sylvester Stallone Dead: Fake ABC News Video Confirms Suicide

Sylvester Stallone Dead: Fake ABC News Video Confirms Suicide
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Sylvester Stallone Dead: Fake ABC News Video Confirms Suicide

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After CNN, it is now ABC News that is allegedly reporting that Sylvester Stallone is already dead.

In the newly-released supposed report from one of the world’s most established networks, it appeared that a tribute is being given to the “Rambo” star.

Where could have been these stories coming from?

In the clip published by Why Macintosh, the headline “RIP Sylvester Stalon 1969-2016 We will truly miss you” is being bannered.

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Upon close scrutiny of the alleged tribute video after Sylvester Stallone was reportedly found dead, several inconsistencies have been found.

First, the surname of the actor was clearly misspelled (Stalon). Second, it was stated that “The Expendables” star was born in 1969, when in fact, he has been around since July 6, 1946.

The birthdate indicated in the story is definitely impossible considering that the first installment of his “Rocky” film series was released in 1976. If he was indeed born in 1969, it means that he was only seven years old when he portrayed the role of professional boxer named Rocky Balboa. Doesn’t it sound funny?

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It can be recalled that Snopes was the very first to debunk the story, which claimed that Sylvester Stallone is already dead. The supposed report of his death, which also came out in Why Macintosh in August, carries the CNN logo to make the claim appear legit.

As alleged, his housekeeper found him unconscious inside his Los Angeles home where “Prescription Pills Were Found At Scene.” Accordingly, the actor decided to end his life because of depression following the death of his 36-year-old son Sage in 2012.

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“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son,” his spokesperson, Michelle Bega, allegedly shared. “His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha.”

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