Action star Jackie Chan is the latest celebrity to fall victim to an online hoax reporting his death. ‘RIP Jackie Chan’ became a hot trending topic on Twitter, with some on social media sites going so far as to report the cause of death was a heart attack. Like Johnny Depp, Lindsay Lohan, and Russell Crowe before him, Chan had the opportunity to view the twittersphere mourn his passing while he was very much alive.
In order to reassure his fans, a message was posted on Chan’s Facebook page announcing his status among the living:
The lesson here is don’t believe everything you read — especially on Twitter.