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A Facebook R.I.P. group and Global Associated News pulled a hoax on the "beloved actor Jackie Chan". Jackie, in retaliation, posted on his official Facebook page and denied his death through being photographed with a newspaper.
Claiming the Jackie Chan Death Date was this past Wednesday, the pranking Facebook group called "R.I.P. Jackie Chan" posted: "At about 11am on Wednesday, our beloved actor Jackie Chan passed away. Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong. He will be missed but not forgotten."
The "R.I.P. Jackie Chan" Facebook group was then shared by the masses, and many offered "sympathy and condolences" to the actor's death by liking the Facebook page and commenting on the post.
The Hollywood stunt actor Jackie Chan, who also participated in the torch relay for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, was reported to have been involved with an accident. Jackie Chan was alleged to have fallen 50 feet in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm Mountains. The Global Associated news website has been proven false when the 'Rush Hour' actor Jackie Chan engaged his fans in a smiling photo after his supposed death date.
This was not the first time that Jackie had been feigned death. Numerous other Facebook groups had provided August 17, 2011 as the death date of the kung fu celebrity.
The celebrity retorted the hoaxes on Friday's Facebook post: "Hi everybody! Yesterday, I got on a 3am flight from India to Beijing. I didn’t get a chance to sleep and even had to clean my house when I got home. Today, everybody called to congratulate me on my rumored engagement. Afterward, everybody called me to see if I was alive. If I died, I would probably tell the world! I took a photo with today’s date, just in case you don’t believe me! However, thank you all for your concern. Kiss kiss and love you all! P.S. My dog is healthy, just like me! He doesn’t need surgery! By the way, my dogs are golden retrievers, not Labradors." Jackie Chan smiled wearing glasses, pointing to the date on the newspaper.
Jackie Chan will star in 'Skiptrace' and 'The Expendables 3.' 'Police Story 2013' is scheduled to be released on December 24 in theatres in China, starring Lui Ye, who portrays Jackie Chan's daughter, and details the story of a kidnapping case.