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Yo Adrian! Sylvester Stallone is not dead

February 21, 2018

Sylvester Stallone is alive.

The actor and his brother Frank Stallone both took to social media on Monday to reassure the world of this fact after a hoax began circulating on Facebook and Twitter that claimed the actor had died at the age of 71 following a battle with prostate cancer.

The hoax, the origin of which is unclear, was fairly transparent — Stallone has been steadily working, recently appearing in an episode of “This Is Us” and filming several upcoming movies, according to IMDb.

Perhaps that’s why he seemed to brush it off in an Instagram post.

“Please ignore this stupidity,” he wrote in the post, “Alive and well and happy and healthy.”

“Still punching!” he added, referring to his most famous character, the boxer Rocky Balboa.