Jackie Chan Death Hoax 2013 Returns: Martial Arts Superstar is Alive, Set to Visit Madagascar for Kung Fu African Cup
By David Jenkins, Crossmap On July 25, 2013
Jackie Chan was believed to be dead once and again on Twitter.
The recent death hoax in June still seems to linger around, making fans wonder if Jackie Chan really died by falling off a 12 story roof during a movie stunt in Australia.
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The 59-year-old Kung Fu film star responded to the prank back in June, assuring fans that he was well and alive.
"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 rumored engagement. Afterward, everybody called me to see if I was alive," Jackie Chan posted on Facebook along with a photo of himself.
"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!"
"These few years, there has repeatedly been false news which has caused my fans and friends who care about me, to worry if I am dead!" the "Rush Hour" actor said of the repeated death hoaxes.
Back in 2011, Chan also suffered as the victim of an internet death hoax, when a Facebook page "Jackie Chan R.I.P 08/17/2011" rolled out and claimed that a heart attack had taken Jackie's life.
Fake and heartless pranks aside, here is some real news.
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Jackie Chan is set to visit Madagascar for The Kung Fu Wushu African Cup, a Kung Fu competition to be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar later in 2013, Yahoo News reports.
"Madagascar has been making a lot of effort to host the African Cup since 2009. The dream will finally come true this year," said Jose Ramaherison of the Malagasy Federation.