Sylvester Stallone is not dead

Sylvester Stallone is not dead.
Sylvester Stallone (not dead) Photo credit: Getty

Sylvester Stallone has responded to once again being targeted by rumours that he has died, reassuring fans he's "still punching".

The Rambo star has received countless tributes from fans fooled into thinking he had died, with some of the hoax stories citing prostate cancer.

"Please ignore this stupidity," Stallone said in an Instagram post that featured one of the fake posts.

"Alive and well and happy and healthy. Still punching!"

It's not the first time Stallone has been the subject of hoax death stories.

Some Facebook users were exposed to fraudulent messages in September 2016, claiming the movie legend had been found dead at his LA home.

Just a day before he responded to the latest death hoax, Stallone shared a fan-made poster for his upcoming film Creed II.

It features him reprising his role as Rocky Balboa, along with Dolph Lundgren as nemesis Ivan Drago and their younger counterparts.

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