Sylvester Stallone dead rumors continue to spread throughout the Internet. Now, additional information about the reported death news have surfaced.
The 70-year-old actor has been reported dead by online sources over the past few weeks. The news articles circulating on Social Media site, Facebook, claim the actor was found unconscious in his Los Angeles, California home. Prescription pills overdose is allegedly the reason for the actor’s death.
Stallone’s Instagram has been very active though. Aside from posting photos himself and his daughter, a new wave of never before seen Rocky 4 photos have also been posted online. This have led many to think that the Sylvester Stallone dead reports are simply a hoax and the actor is alive and well.
Seems the speculations are true. The Rocky Balboa actor is indeed up and about, and the reports are nothing but another celebrity death hoax. Another range of stories aimed at getting traffic, or worse, getting personal information from Facebook users.
As for the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 cast, he is not fazed by the Sylvester Stallone dead rumors. Even sharing a round of very rare Rocky photos, not at his burial but on Instagram. Stallone must be paying homage to the 40th anniversary of the Rocky movie this November.
Rocky 40th Anniversary
Rocky was released on November 1976. Written by Stallone himself, the sports drama propelled Sylvester to superstar level. Allegedly inspired by the Muhammed Ali-Chuck Wepner fight, the actor worked for three straight days to finish his script. Stallone would later star as lead role, Rocky Balboa.
The movie was released on November 21, 1976 and was also widely received by fans and movie critics. With a mere budget of a little over $1 million, the movie has earned more than $220 million worldwide. Rocky was also nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with Stallone receiving Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay nominations. It went on to win Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing.
The boxing film series went on to create six more Rocky movies, including the 2015 hit Creed.