Another death hoax is spreading on Twitter. This time the victim is movie star and martial arts expert Jackie Chan. Twitter has reported fake deaths before, including Bill Cosby, Wesley Snipes and Hugh Hefner. However, this time the celebrity death hoax has jumped borders from Twitter into Facebook.
On Facebook, a R.I.P. Jackie Chan community group was created and got a staggering (and disturbing) 82,000 'likes.' A rep for the martial artist says that reports that Jackie Chan has died are "not accurate." Jackie Chan's official web site did not post any news of his death and his official Facebook page doesnt state any morbid news.
Chan's Twitter page @EyeofJackieChan was last updated yesterday with this statement: "When I work I do it from my heart, and my heart is that I bring love to the world. When I travel around the world I bring my love. I bring so much love in my heart. I hope you can feel that. - Jackie"
Born in Hong Kong, Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 100 films, including Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2, with Chris Tucker. He is famous for doing his own stunts. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
So Jackie Chan fans can relax, the 57-year-old is apparently not dead, but is alive and kicking (literally).