Relax, Rocky Fans: Sylvester Stallone Is Not Actually Dead

The 71-year-old actor says he's "still punching," despite a hoax circulating on Facebook.

You might have seen posts on social media recently claiming that Sylvester Stallone had died of prostate cancer.

We’re happy to tell you they’re fake: The 71-year-old Rocky actor is, in fact, alive and “still punching.”

This month, a post claiming that Stallone had “died early this morning after his battle with prostate cancer” began circulating on Facebook, according to myth-busting Snopes. The post included photographs that showed Stallone looking sick and thin, as seen below.

We call this fake news, people. The photos are from the upcoming Creed II, in which Stallone plays an older Rocky Balboa who is battling cancer, per Snopes.

That didn’t stop rumors from catching on in Philly.

Stallone was the subject of a similar hoax in September 2016. At the time, people claimed he was found dead in his home in Los Angeles.

Stallone’s younger brother, Frank Stallone, took to Facebook to denounce the gossip on Monday.