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Sylvester Stallone Dead? 'Rocky' Actor Becomes Victim of Internet Snowboarding Death Hoax

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 19, 2013 07:24 PM EST

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Sylvester Stallone is the victim of an Internet death hoax. He's fine.(Photo : Reuters)

Sylvester Stallone is dead. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the "Rocky" actor didn't die. He's just the victim of an Internet death hoax. Sly Stallone is just fine.

Many are coming across a news report saying that Stallone died in a snowboarding incident. Global Associated News, which is notorious for starting false celebrity death rumors, says "Actor Sylvester Stallone is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today - January 19, 2013."

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The site claims that Stallone died in a snowboarding incident at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland.

"Witnesses indicate that Sylvester Stallone lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed. Sylvester Stallone was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death." the report reads.

Since there are so many details to the accident, it is easy to believe that it's real, but Global Associated News creates fake news reports.

A message at the bottom of the site reads: "FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes!"

Stallone's son Sage passed away in July, but the 66-year-old actor is alive and well. He's currently filming scenes for his movie "Grudge Match."
Yet people who are coming across the report are taking the Twitter to mourn and question the loss of the actor. Some examples of tweets include:

"Rumours that sylvester Stallone has died I hope not though?????"

"I'm hearing twitter rumours that Sylvester Stallone died in a snowboarding accident, is this true??"

"Truly heartbreaking. Stallone died "in action" as he had lived. RIP, Sly"

Being that Global Associated News uses a generator to create death hoaxes, several other celebrities have died in this same exact snowboarding death story. They include Nicolas Cage, Eddie MurphyAdam SandlerDenzel WashingtonJim Carrey, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger. 


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