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25 Jun – Action superstar Jackie Chan recently turned to Facebook to put to rest once and for all, reports of his supposed fatal accident.
As reported on International Business Times, last week, the actor became the latest celebrity victimised by death hoaxers on the social network when a page entitled "R.I.P. Jackie Chan" was created on Facebook, with a post saying, "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 page also urged fans and sympathisers to offer condolences by commenting on and/or liking the page.
Global Associated News then claimed that the actor died while shooting for a film in Austria, after falling down 50 feet in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm Mountains.
Despite the statement issued by the actor's representative, Jackie, who was on a trip to India, decided to dismiss the death reports himself through a Facebook message, as well as uploading a photo of him alive and well.
The actor wrote, "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 rumoured 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!"
He further added: "P.S. My dog is healthy, just like me! He doesn't need surgery! By the way, my dogs are golden retrievers, not Labradors."