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Jackie Chan Dead? No, Hoax Is Spreading via Rogue Facebook App

By August 2, 2013

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Jackie Chan Dead

Did Jackie Chan die? For the thousandth time, no.

A long-running hoax falsely claiming that Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan died while performing a movie stunt is still spreading on Facebook thanks to a rogue application (see sample posting above) that tricks users into granting it access to their profile information and giving it permission to share the scam with their friends.

So, if a status update like the one above appears on your timeline, delete it immediately. More importantly, don't click on any links or you'll have some explaining to do to your friends.

Read more from online security expert Graham Cluley.

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August 4, 2013 at 1:44 pm
(1) evie says:

Oh thank god. I love his movies lol

August 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm
(2) TBONE says:

So glad he’s safe.

August 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm
(3) Lee Bartholomew says:

Heard it from a fairly reliable source this time , do’h. so when geeks.com shuts down we don’t believe it . (it did shut down) this is the first one that made it to me that was a hoax and I didnt know it…

August 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm
(4) Julie Irving Barnes says:

I almost fell for it. I’m glad it isn’t true.

August 4, 2013 at 8:38 pm
(5) John Dick says:

I’m so glad that you are ok Jackie.There are some sick people in this world,I hope they get whoever done this.you are a great actor and look forward to seeing many more of your movies.John

August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm
(6) Tiana says:

That’s some messed up sh*#! No wonder why the words Access Hollywood was spelled incorrect on that link! Smdh!

August 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm
(7) Nancy says:

Wow! That’s so mean! we are all so relieved!

August 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm
(8) george says:

Thank god I love him like family his movies and his personality my wish is to see him one time face to face

August 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm
(9) Tabikatt16 says:

Sometimes people amaze me when it comes to the Internet. If you’re really concerned about a persons well being, please please please do research before clicking any links on FB! Make sure first that its not a scam. I know we all want to believe things we see on social media and the Internet period, but usually if you do some hard pressed research, you’ll find out a lot of claims via social media are false. Do yourself a favor and save yourself some embarrassment and do your research.

August 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm
(10) Veronica says:

I feel so bad that I feel for that. I Love JC’s movies and how horrible that people have nothing better to do but scare families about their loved ones. I am so sorry.

August 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm
(11) Molly says:

It’s kind of funny that he supposedly died after “perfecting” a deadly stunt. Therein lies the rub, lol.

August 6, 2013 at 11:30 am
(12) arra mendoza says:

Its gonna be the end of best movie for my whole family who love him since we were children…Our late mom used to bring hs all, children, in the movie house if its Jackie Chan’s movie being shown…

August 8, 2013 at 9:24 am
(13) Joel O'Brien says:

I got taken in on that one.

August 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm
(14) Corien says:

Jackie even tries to counter the rumour by publishing a picture of himself holding a newspaper from a few days after his alleged death. Poor man…

August 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm
(15) Sulaimon.a.adekunle says:

I thank God for putting the rumor mongers to shame, JC is alive

August 15, 2013 at 3:31 am
(16) suzan says:

Tank God is a rumor

August 15, 2013 at 6:31 am
(17) boakye says:

i thank God jackie is not dead….. A new movie titled AM NOT dead should b released to show our famous actor is still alive….

August 15, 2013 at 7:33 am
(18) tezian says:

I felt so hurt, its like someone took something away from me. Thank. God ur alive jackie I would really miss the way u speak english

August 15, 2013 at 8:13 am
(19) Sirchido says:

What a relief!!!

August 15, 2013 at 8:55 am
(20) appiagyeih simon says:

I thank God JC is alive. I would have died with him. i love him

August 15, 2013 at 10:31 am
(21) mya says:

i thank God jackie chan is alive

August 15, 2013 at 10:33 am
(22) mya says:

i thank God jackie chan he movies are so interesting

August 15, 2013 at 10:37 am
(23) Ian M. says:

it was obviously a hoax because of 2 reasons

1.) it said that Jackie Chan was filming Rush Hour 5 but we don’t even have Rush Hour 4

2.) Jackie stated months ago that he was going to pull away from action films

August 15, 2013 at 10:41 am
(24) zztoppa says:

well obviously a hoax rush hour 4 not even done yet

August 15, 2013 at 11:20 am
(25) Gloria .O says:

Its really glad to know that Jackie is still very much alive,I will advice him to appreciate his fans and those who really care about him by releasing a new film titled,AM NOT DEAD. Lol.

August 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm
(26) sammy says:

i’m so happy to hear that his not died …i love Jacky movie,08135481787

August 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm
(27) relaye says:

well if it is not on yahoo news dah it is fake

August 16, 2013 at 5:52 am


August 16, 2013 at 6:12 am
(29) Boffour says:

those people making those sily death announcements should put a stop to that

August 16, 2013 at 9:58 am
(30) guty says:

Oh,thanks God! I love him

August 16, 2013 at 10:39 am
(31) patricia Briwne says:

Thank God he’s still alive and is kicking well in all he’s doing. My kids love him so much and all his movie. He’s of our family so who so ever saying negative things about him, listen it will not happen to him. Jackie is going to live longer than you think with nothing missing or broken on his body. He’s going to live a hundred and twenty years and more very strong before the Lord calls him home in Jesus name Amen. Jackie, this is my prayer to you. Keep on doing what you do..

August 16, 2013 at 10:41 am
(32) Patricia Browne says:

Thank God he’s still alive and is kicking well in all he’s doing. My kids love him so much and all his movie. He’s of our family so who so ever saying negative things about him, listen it will not happen to him. Jackie is going to live longer than you think with nothing missing or broken on his body. He’s going to live a hundred and twenty years and more very strong before the Lord calls him home in Jesus name Amen. Jackie, this is my prayer to you. Keep doing what you do..

August 17, 2013 at 12:28 am
(33) cherrylyn jongco says:

thank god you are safe..

August 17, 2013 at 12:29 am
(34) cherrylyn jongco says:

thank god you are safe..just always take care of your stunts..im your number one fan,,

August 20, 2013 at 10:05 am
(35) claudia says:

Thanks God, he is alive!!!!

August 22, 2013 at 7:45 am
(36) ladyjhen says:

My idol jackie chan..do yourself a favor..go get that rotten brats who spread bad rumors about you and kick their ass like u do in your hit movie RUSH HOUR…we all love and support you no matter what it takes…. ro ro ro IDOL JC…wish to see you in person..

August 28, 2013 at 7:53 pm
(37) Adriana says:

OMGoodness thank god its not true, he is amazing!
and what a funny guy.

August 29, 2013 at 12:56 am
(38) Billy says:

just glad he’s safe and i double checked using google instead of clicking the app.

August 29, 2013 at 10:09 am
(39) Levarej Olleba says:

thanks god..take good care of yourself always :-)

August 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm
(40) paula gail warner says:

Thank god i love all his movies i mean he is one the best can put him in any movie he still rocks…. my kids love his movies movies u grow up to

August 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm
(41) Maria says:

Thanks god i was going crazy all over the web

God protect you always

August 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm
(42) Mrs Mars says:

Oh great…my uncle had this on his wall and I clicked it. But there was a warning and I didn’t proceed. I really hope I’m not going to start having spams that are coming from me on FB now. On a happy note…I am SO super ecstatic that it was just a hoax. I cannot imagine another big star action hero dying on set

August 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm
(43) scott logan says:

Jackie’s just fine,so is Elvis.The three of us met up at a pig roast near my home town and we drank JD till the sun came
up,we had a blast!

September 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm
(44) Sheila says:

I was ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to find out this was a hoax… LOVE YOU JACKIE!

September 5, 2013 at 12:19 am
(45) Julian Garcia says:

is this true?

September 7, 2013 at 10:01 am
(46) Reggie Gbasam says:

I celebrate your life Jackie, I’m so relieved to hear its was all hoax..was just worried since I got the info. May God grant you many more years against the wishes of your enemies.

September 9, 2013 at 4:24 am
(47) SYRINGA says:

To be honest I was shocked to read it on Facebook but went online to check and make sure, I am ashamed that people could do this its horrible and cruel and I hope Jackie finds out who started this rumour and take him or her for everything they’ve got and then some just to teach them a lesson think of all the other people who could be heartbroken now just thinking about it shame on you for doing something so horrible to a really nice and talented person xxx

September 9, 2013 at 6:35 am
(48) uma says:

who ever crated the hoax news will die with his family

September 9, 2013 at 9:31 am
(49) The Jean Luc says:

Whoever lie about someone dead, a bad presage for him or his family!

September 10, 2013 at 6:05 am
(50) DUNCAN says:


September 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm
(51) Daniel cherian says:

I am his great fan, and I watched almost all his movies and the last part where they show how they made the movies, his safety parts while jumping from buildings and trains. So there is no chance he fall from a building. For making a bit of movie lots of engineering is applied. Hopefully nothing can happen to him. And I always pray for his good health.

September 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm
(52) sydcarten says:

My wife got one of those and she clicked on the link.
Fortunately I was behind her at the time, and when it asked her to allow access to her Facebook profile I quickly stepped in to stop her.
No normal link to a news story would want to access your profile, so I knew that something was wrong.

September 24, 2013 at 1:55 am
(53) Emmanuel says:

Those thnx will nvr happn to u chan,ur a legentary actor to m.u may live longr

November 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm
(54) Masuzyo Ng'uni says:

stupit people, lien about sam1′s death,hop its them who wil die

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