Rumours of Jackie Chan’s death set Twitterverse ablazeMarch 30th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, March 30 (ANI): Rumours that Jackie Chan has died have set the Twitterverse into overdrive, but the action star is alive and kicking, according to his Facebook page.
The bogus news took hold after it was tweeted that the action star had suffered a heart attack.
‘RIP Jackie Chan’ topped Twitter’s trending topics, sparking confusion and leading to a post on Chan’s Facebook page debunking the story.
“Jackie 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 Courier Mail quoted the post as saying.
“Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie,” added the post.
The prank originated on a fake website made to look like the Australian news website Yahoo!7News.(ANI)
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