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Is Sylvester Stallone dead? The Hollywood superstar was reportedly found dead in Los Angeles. But is the report true or just another death hoax?
Based on a post that went viral on Facebook, an alleged CNN video showed that Stallone passed away at his Los Angeles home. According to the post, his housekeeper found him dead. The cause of death was not specified, but prescription pills were reportedly found at the scene, a report claimed.
A screenshot of the alleged CNN video linked to a news story gained a lot of attention over the past several days. But after reading the story, it was not about Sly’s death at all but it tackled his son’s death.
Snopes also reported that it was just another malicious report from a website that was also responsible for spreading death hoaxes. The website previously reported that popular celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jaden Smith, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey and John Cena passed away but all were proven as hoaxes.
According to Snopes, the website spreads misinformation in the hope of getting personal data from internet users who will click on the link they provided. This has been a popular technique of people who are looking to use the information they can gather in hacking social media or even bank accounts.
The report warned that internet users should not fall into the trap, insisting that Stallone is not dead. “It would be national news if Stallone really had passed away, and so far ‘news’ stories about his alleged death are all connected to this malicious web site,” an excerpt from Snope’s report stated.
In fact, Stallone has been very active on Facebook, and even posted a photo on Wednesday, which gathered more than 6,000 likes and almost 200 shares. Another photo posted on Wednesday, which shows the actor on a motorcycle, earned 71,000 likes and more than 3,600 shares.
Back in 2014, Sylvester Stallone dead report also surfaced, indicating that he was killed in a horrible car crash. But to set the record straight, Sylvester Stallone is not dead!