The "Expendables 3" actor Sylvester Stallone once again became a victim of death hoax, after a Facebook post claimed that the 67-year-old actor died in a horrible car accident.
The post on the social networking site, which is gaining momentum, features a video image of a crashed car along with a mug shot of the actor and the users are asked to click on the play button to view the car crash footage.
The video along with a message "R.I.P. Sylvester Stallone Died in a Horrible Car Accident! His driver was drunk did'nt saw truck" has gone viral on Facebook.
But much to the fans' relief, the actor has not died in the car accident. He is alive and is doing well. And the supposed video, which is spreading the death hoax news, is a scam, which takes the user information from their Facebook page.
The image used in the post has been taken from a 2013 news article published by JournalStar.com, according to Hoax-Slayer.com. The image is of a Corvette accident that took place in Beatrice, Nebraska, and Stallone is nowhere related to it.
The hoax death news of Stallone came after the death of legendary actor Robin Williams. Meanwhile, the latest scam has failed to trick his fans.
His fans posted on Twitter saying that the reports are false and the actor is alive.
"A Facebook post saying Sylvester Stallone died in a car accident and another claiming he died of a heart attack after hitting the gym are just scams and don't have a shred of truth to them," a user posted on Facbook.
"One reads: "[CNN NEWS] SYLVESTER STALLONE IS DEAD He died from heart attack after going to the gym! The other one says, "[R.I.P] Sylvester Stallone Died in a Horrible Car Accident! Neither one are true, and Stallone is still very much alive."
"Sylvester Stallone Died in Car Accident / Heart Attack at Gym are Fake," a user posted on Twitter.
"How can people be so mean and #hoax about that #SylvesterStallone died in a car accident.... a rumor that I saw on #facebook," another user posted on Twitter.
— peterkruse (@peterkruse) August 5, 2014