Sylvester Stallone’s brother has lashed out at “sick and demented’ trolls who were spreading rumours he was dead.
Taking to Twitter, Frank Stallone said: “Rumors that my brother is dead are false. What kind of sick demented cruel mind thinks of things like this to post? People like this are mentally deranged and don’t deserve a place in society.”
It is the second death hoax surrounding the star in as many years – with a mysterious account sharing pictures of the Rocky star looking unwell and balding. It is thought this was from a movie role.
RIP messages began to circulate online, with some claiming Sly had died from prostate cancer. Twitter users were seen asking each other if the Rocky star had really passed away as the Chinese whispers spread like wildfire.
One wrote: “Is Sylvester Stallone dead or is Facebook lying again?”
Another wrote: “Omg I thought Sylvester Stallone was dead!! I hate the Internet”