For the past few days, rumors have spread on Twitter that “Rush Hour”
star and martial arts superstar Jackie Chan died after falling from a
12-story building while filming a stunt in an unspecified movie project.
Fortunately, the rumor was just a hoax, but that hasn’t stopped
countless Twitter accounts from posting the false information.
“Hollywood Breaking News – Jackie Chan died after perfecting a deadly stunt. Jackie Chan
falls from a building,” user Drheartbeat7 wrote on Monday, linking to a
less-than-credible Facebook fan page disguising itself as a celebrity
Other users picked up the rumor and ran with it.
“R.I.P. Jackie Chan. Talented man & amazing entertainer. He’ll be sorely missed,” user DulceThoughts wrote on Monday.
“So it’s really real Jackie Chan died smh R.I.P.!” wrote Shiiguyy.
It’s the second Chan death hoax this year. In June, nearly the same
rumor began circulating on Twitter, leading Chan to personally deny it. Chan posted a short note on his Facebook alongside a picture of him holding that day’s newspaper, proving he was still around.