To those who are alarmed with the trending topic on Twitter "RIP Jackie Chan", here's what you need to know.
It is only a rumor which started after online reports quoted a source from a Los Angeles hospital who said actor Jackie Chan died while promoting Kung Fu Panda 2. The reports said his heavy schedule "was causing extreme stress and putting too much pressure on his heart." It also said U.S. President Barack Obama had issued a statement with his condolences and MTV was planning a special memorial for Chan on Friday.
Jackie Chan's rep has denied the reports that Jackie Chan died of heart attack by posting statements on Jackie Chan's Facebook fan page and Twitter account.
"Jackie is fine and busy preparing for filming his next movie," his Facebook page said.
"Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die," "@EyeofJackieChan" tweeted Tuesday morning.
Jackie Chan is not the only actor who has been a target of a death hoax. Justin Bieber, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jeff Goldblum have also been falsely reported dead but of course they are pretty much alive still.