Sylvester Stallone death hoax gone viral

Sylvester Stallone found himself as a victim of a death hoax this weekend, but dismissed the rumours with a fun photo on Monday, media reports said. The hoax was quickly spread across social media, Sylvester brushed it off with a cheeky smile and boxing pose, proving he's as fit as ever, Mirror online reported.

The silver lining, however, was that the Rocky and Rambo action movie legend was hale and hearty. However, people were thrown into a state of shock this weekend as a cruel rumour circulated on social media which appeared to confirm his death.

A fake news story allegedly from US news site CNN, was being shared on Facebook, and Twitter, fans clicking on the spam article and shares. However, Stallone has ignored the prank,  has been active on his own social media accounts. On Friday, he shared a silly selfie with his daughter Sophia as they enjoyed a meal together, captioning it: "A wonderful quiet dinner together with my daughter".