Jackie Chan’s people took to Twitter and Facebook Tuesday to deny reports the actor had died.
“Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die,” the EyeofJackieChan tweeted Tuesday morning.
Chan’s death was reported on social networking websites like Twitter, as well as a few online reports.
The reports quoted a source from a Los Angeles hospital who said he died while promoting Kung Fu Panda 2. The reports said his heavy schedule “was causing extreme stress and putting too much pressure on his heart.” It also said U.S. President Barack Obama had issued a statement with his condolences and MTV was planning a special memorial for Chan on Friday.
“Jackie is fine and busy preparing for filming his next movie,” his Facebook page said.
Chan is just the latest celebrity to be killed off in an online hoax. Other celebrities who have been rumoured to be dead when they’re still very much alive include Justin Bieber, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jeff Goldblum.
Estan diciendo en la red social como Twitter y Facebook que el actor Jackie Chan ha fallecido por un ataque de corazon. Estos rumores son falsos el actor esta vivo y en buena salud. El esta grabando la 2nda parte de Kung Fu Panda. Sus representantes lo confirmaron via Twitter y Facebook.