Jackie Chan Died Rumor Not True
A mock website, made to look like Australian news website Yahoo!7News, advertised Jackie Chan’s untimely “death” today reporting Jackie Chan had passed away in a Los Angeles hospital dying of a heart attack due to his heavy schedule promoting “Kung Fu Panda 2” and preparing to film his next film “1911”.
The hoax site even reported celebrity condolences from Will Smith and President President Barack Obama.
Obama supposedly paid his grievances with, “Jackie Chan is a man who can talk through talent, he is a constant reminder of the strength of humanity. He will forever be in our hearts, a true inspiration who inspired many generations. First it’s Nate Dogg then it’s Jackie Chan.”
MTV will NOT be holding a special memorial for Chan on Friday and the “RIP Jackie Chan” can cease from flitting around Twitter as Jackie Chan’s Facebook page debunks 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. Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie.”
So far over 41,000 Facebook fans are relieved as they liked that debunk post and many commented on their appreciation for this actor saying: “Tank gdness..i really enjoyed watchin all of jackie’s show..even d cartoon…” and “thats the spirit big brother!”
And if you still need convincing, Jackie Chan’s Facebook page posted photos today showing Chan meeting with Yuji Kumamaru, Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong to discuss the details of the “Love Without Borders 3/11 Candelight Gala”, an benefit that will help the victims of the March 2011 Japan tsunami.
Chan’s upcoming film, “1911” is currently in production and will release in October. “1911” stars Jackie Chan, Li Bing Bing, Zhao Wen Xuan, Joan Chen, Jaycee Chan and is a historical epic based on the 1911 Xinhai Revolution. The film tells the story of the founding of the Republic of China when Sun Yat-sen’s forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
Other actors that have been “killed off” through internet hoaxes are Charlie Sheen, Christian Slater and Owen Wilson.