If Social Media could kill, celebrities would be in big, big trouble. Seriously, Facebook — stop trying to kill off Jackie Chan!
The action star is the victim of yet another internet death hoax. A Facebook group with over 50,000 members is titled “R.I.P. Jackie Chan,” and claims that the actor died on August 17, 2011. Well, rest assured… he didn’t.
It’s not Chan’s first time on the social networking chopping block. In March, he was forced to reassure fans via his official website when Twitter rumors of his death in a snowboarding accident and/or heart attack and/or fall off a cliff ran rampant. “Jackie Chan is alive and well. He did not suffer a
heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites
and in online news reports,” the message said.
Luckily, this isn’t one of those “If you die in the game, you die in real life!” situations.