Anti-drug ambassador, Datuk and pizza muse Jackie Chan recently became the victim of yet another internet death hoax after a fake report about him dying of a heart attack circulated online.
The report was published on cnminformativo.com on Friday and has racked up thousands of “likes” on Facebook. To pass it off as the real deal, the site posted a photoshopped image of shamed NBC reporter Brian Williams broadcasting Chan’s death and included a quote from his wife, Lin Feng-jiao, saying: “I hope you can understand my loss, and I would appreciate if you can give us space for our mourning.”
Chan took to his Weibo account to confirm that he is very much alive and says he was left “speechless” after reading the report.
Just two years ago, Chan was reported dead on the website Global Associated News, that time because he had “[fallen] more than 50 feet to his death in a remote area of Hahnenkamm mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie.”
According to other fake news sources, Jay Chou has also died a few times.
By Sharon Choi