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Jackie Chan ISN'T Dead

By March 29, 2011

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UPDATE Aug. 17, 2011: The false rumor is circulating again, this time thanks to a bogus "R.I.P. Jackie Chan" Facebook page boasting 75,000 members. Chan is alive and well.

March 29, 2011: A hoax web page announcing the death of action movie star Jackie Chan prompted a flurry of "Jackie Chan RIP" notices on Twitter this morning, which in turn prompted the following statement on Chan's Facebook page:

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.

The hoax (see image), which convincingly mimicked the appearance of an actual TV news website but fell down somewhat in the English grammar department, even boasted a purported tribute from President Barack Obama:

"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."

Again, the death announcement was a hoax. Jack Chan is alive and kicking. Literally.

Read more about it:
Internet Hoax Sparks Rumors of Jackie Chan's Death
Chan a Target of Death Hoax
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Full text of hoax news story:
(As published at http://pastehtml.com/view/1dud0mh.html)

Jackie Chan Dies of Heart Attack
March 29, 2011, 6:16 pm

A Los Angeles hospital has reported that Jackie Chan has passed away. The legendary Hong Kong actor who appeared in over 100 films died last night following a heart attack. He was promoting his most recent film, 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. Doctors say his heavy schedule was causing extreme stress and putting too much pressure on his heart. Chan was scheduled to fly to Hong Kong today to begin shooting on his next film '1911'.

The actors family has not yet issued a statement in regards to the passing of the truly remarkable actor who died at the young age of 56. Fans swarmed Facebook after confirmation of his passing came through a source close to Chan. A couple of celebrities have also posted their personal tributes through face book. Will Smith; "A remarkable actor, he will be forever missed and always in our hearts. RIP Jackie. x"

Even United States President Barack Obama laid down a personal tribute to the martial artist saying: "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 be holding a special memorial for Chan on Friday.


March 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm
(1) yall dirty says:

ooh they wrong for this…

March 30, 2011 at 6:37 am
(2) Josh says:

aaaah networks should take care of certain informaion posted.plzzzzz

May 20, 2011 at 7:07 am
(3) vanity210 says:

This was a lame ass rumor! Don’t go messing wit Jackie Chan!cuz his fans will kick ya ass if he won’t!

May 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm
(4) jackie chan says:

that webpage lied. how would i die of heart attack.

July 27, 2011 at 10:30 am
(5) callgirlsberlin says:

Of course not Chan, you are something like the second Chuck Norris. By the way this is not the first time reading such morbid fake news.

July 1, 2011 at 3:48 am
(6) samson says:

are you alive?, jacki chan

August 17, 2011 at 4:06 am
(7) Lee Bryan says:

pretty sad,when idiots like this have nothing better to do than to write untrue rubbish…..guess they haven’t heard of the old quote ‘What goes around-comes around’eventually it will come back and bite them on the as*……

November 12, 2011 at 11:58 am
(8) Skya says:

Seriously you are not the real Jackie chan so stop playing!

August 17, 2011 at 4:42 am
(9) Jackie Chan says:

i didnt die from a heart attack if i did how am i here.

August 17, 2011 at 10:32 pm
(10) angel says:

HAHHA right On =)

October 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm
(11) Michelle B. says:

Omg …i am crying my eyes out right now , whomever made this up is going pay by Karma …ppl shouldn’t do things like that it’s wrong and maorbid all at the same time ..when i seen that my heart went into my throat .. I love you Jackie i’m so happy you are fine …i hate the person that said this …god will make him pay ..=”) i’m happy you are ok …what a hurtful thing to say abt such an amazing and kind person as yourself . LOve you Michelle …Stay relaxed and stress free hun =)

September 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm
(12) Eu mesmo ! says:

Se Ele realmente estivesse morto, isso seria noticiario !
Não adianta escrever lixo !

June 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm
(13) sridevi sivakumar says:

oh i can’t belive

June 17, 2012 at 2:59 am
(14) sridevi sivakumar says:

yenna sothana pa

March 23, 2013 at 7:10 am
(15) Wu Yu Hong says:

Jackie Chan i your fan now i age 13 iwatch your movie since a few months old in china with my mother which part of hong kong you live private chat at facebook can add me as friend Wu Yu Hong.Your Running Man shows you that you are not dead.

April 29, 2013 at 7:35 am
(16) stella says:

i cant believe someone would do such a thing like that!

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