If you’re obsessed with the ‘Rocky’ movies like we are, you’ve heard the rumors that Sylvester Stallone had passed away! We still don’t know what to make of the fake CNN report, but if there’s one thing for sure, it’s that fans were freaking out! Check out the Tweets below.
After we were hit with the tragic news that Gene Wilder passed away, we couldn’t handle ANOTHER loss of an iconic actor! Thankfully, we’re happy to report that Sylvester Stallone, 70, is ALIVE and well — and even posted a silly Instagram picture to prove it after CNN’s alleged hoax. CNN reportedly took to Facebook to share a photo of the actor being wheeled away on a gurney in a body bag, which was later confirmed as FAKE and photoshopped. Still, fans were FREAKING OUT left and right over the Rocky actor’s rumored death. Check out their reactions!
Someone confirm or deny if Sylvester Stallone is dead. I refuse to believe what I saw.
— kenny (@KenLavertue) September 3, 2016
Guys I just got word that Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his home
— J-Eazy™ (@LanaDelJose) September 2, 2016
Something's gotta be wrong!! Rowan Atkinson, Sylvester Stallone and Nicolas Cage all dead. Is this some kinda sick joke?
— MingTunes (@TheMingTunes) July 17, 2016
OMG… I just read that #SylvesterStallone died! Is that true??
— (((Susan Danzig))) (@SusanDanzig219) September 3, 2016
Sylvester Stallone has died. Rest well Rocky.
— Cilla Webster (@cilla1945) September 3, 2016
Has anyone heard that Sylvester Stallone Died? I just saw a post on FB that said he passed @ 70 yrs old. ???????????????
— old shop manuals com (@oldshopmanuals) August 14, 2016
Like most of you, we were also questioning the authenticity of CNN’s alleged report that the actor was found dead in his Los Angeles home. CNN reportedly took it one step further by posting a picture of Sylvester in a body bag on Facebook! Upon closer inspection, fans noticed that the picture looked photoshopped or altered on some way. It was concluded that the Sylvester death story was just a HOAX used for click bait. Not cool. Who would joke about something like that?
And just in case you needed more evidence that the iconic actor hasn’t hung up his boxing gloves yet, check out his active Instagram! The Rocky star has been posting selfies since the viral scandal broke out on Sept. 2. In one of the photos, Sylvester is taking a silly selfie with his gorgeous daughter, Sofia. In the next, he’s flexing his muscles alongside the light heavyweight champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovzalev. Please no more death hoaxes, guys, our hearts can’t take it!
HollywoodLifers, how did you react when you heard the rumor?