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Jackie Chan slams death hoax


Jackie Chan

Beijing: Chinese action star Jackie Chan has quashed rumours about his death that began circulating around the Internet. The 61-year-old “Rush Hour” star took to social networking site Facebook to provide proof of his continued vitality. “I was shocked by two news reports when I got off the plane. First of all, don’t worry! I’m still alive. Second, don’t believe the scam on Weibo using my name about the Red Pockets. This is my official Facebook page and I only have 1 official Weibo page. Love you all,” Chan posted on Facebook.

This isn’t the first time that a Jackie Chan death hoax has made its way around the Internet. In 2011, a Facebook page called “Jackie Chan R.I.P 08/17/2011” went viral as flocks of fans memorialised the action star, who was said to have died from a heart attack.  Similar rumours floated online in 2013.