Jackie Chan has reassured his fans that he is alive and well after a death hoax began circulating on the internet.
Jackie Chan's people have taken to Facebook and Twitter to confirm that the legendary martial arts actor has not suffered a fatal heart attack.The 56-year-old has been the subject of an internet hoax in recent days, and #RipJackieChan has become a trending topic on Twitter. After fans of the actor began posting messages of condolence on their social networking pages, Chan's representatives stepped in to rubbish the speculation. A message of his Facebook page stated that the actor was "alive and well", adding, "He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports". Chan's 'death' was reported on numerous social networking sites including Twitter, quoting a source from a Los Angeles hospital who said that the 56-year-old actor had died while promoting his latest flick 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. The report noted that his heavy schedule "was causing extreme stress and putting too much pressure on his heart".
As well as confirming that Jackie Chan is in fact not dead, his representative confirmed that the actor is set to begin work on his new historical-drama movie, '1911'.