Iconic Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sylvester Stallone has has once again been the subject of unfounded online death rumors.
This is the second time Sylvester Stallone has been the subject of death hoax rumors after they first appeared online a year and a half ago. Stallone is best known for his portrayal of celebrated movie characters like Rocky Balboa and John Rambo.
But the champ took to Instagram to rubbish the rumors shortly after they emerged to let people know he was ‘still punching’.
Accompanied with the picture announcing his fake death, he wrote: ‘Please ignore this stupidity…Alive and well and happy and healthy…Still punching!’
Here’s everything you need to know about who Sylvester Stallone is, the Sylvester Stallone death hoax, his net worth, films and upcoming movie Creed 2.
Who is Sylvester Stallone?
Sylvester Stallone is an actor and filmmaker, best known for his iconic characters Rocky Balboa and John Rambo in the Rocky and Rambo film series.
Stallone, 71, was born in New York City on July 6, 1946.
Stallone began his acting career playing minor roles in various films starting in the late 1960s.
In 1976, he broke through to international fame and critical acclaim by starring as Rocky Balboa in Rocky, an underdog boxer from Philadelphia trying to make it big. He soon followed up with a number of sequels to the film and later starred as John Rambo in First Blood (1982), the first of the successful Rambo film series. In recent years, Stallone has reprised his roles in both film franchises to critical and commercial success.
Stallone is 5’10” and is the brother of musician and actor Frank Stallone. His father, Frank Stallone Sr., was a hairdresser and one-time actor and his mother, Jackie Stallone, is a retired dancer and astrologer who once appeared on Celebrity Big Brother.
Is Sylvester Stallone dead?
The celebrated movie star is still alive, as reports of his death have been exposed as nothing more than a recurring Internet hoax.
Sylvester Stallone dead hoax
The online hoax originally surfaced back in September 2016, falsely claiming that the movie star died in his home in Los Angeles.
However, it was quickly revealed that the story was linked to a website notorious for spreading fake celebrity death rumors online, including that Jim Carrey, Angelina Jolie, John Cena and Vin Diesel had died.
The latest iteration of the death rumor claimed that Stallone passed away from prostate cancer.
Sylvester Stallone net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sylvester Stallone’s wealth is valued at approximately $400 million (£286 million).
Sylvester Stallone films
Sylvester Stallone is best known for his portrayal of underdog boxer Rocky Balboa in the 1976 sports drama Rocky.
Prior to his international success in Rocky, Stallone had minor roles in Downhill Racer (1969), Pigeons (1970), No Place to Hide (1970), Bananas (1971), Klute (1971) and The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975).
After achieving global fame with Rocky, Stallone also starred in a number of Rocky sequels as well as John Rambo in the Rambo film series in the 1980s.
After laying low for several years, Stallone has more recently returned to critical and commercial success by reprising his roles in the Rocky and Rambo series in Rocky Balboa (2006) and Rambo (2008). He also directed and starred in The Expendables (2010) and its sequels The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014).
Stallone also revisited the Rocky series in 2015 with Creed, where he reprises his role as the iconic Rocky Balboa and mentors the late Apollo Creed’s son Adonis in his own boxing career.
Stallone is currently in pre-production of Creed 2, the sequel to Creed set to begin filming later this year and to be released on November 21.