Hoax Alert: Actor Sylvester Stallone WAS NOT Found Dead At His Los Angeles Home

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  • by: Alan Duke

A story trending on Facebook saying actor Sylvester Stallone was found dead by his housekeeper in his Los Angeles home is not only wrong, but it apparently infected with a virus that can take control of your computer. Beware! DO NOT CLICK ON IT.

Stallone's brother. singer-songwriter Frank Stallone, took notice and posted a Facebook message to fans. "To all my fans and friends there is this rumor that my brother has died! It is totally false unless I was just speaking with a ghost. I would like to find the person who started this unfunny rumor and turn them into a ghost. We are fine and love you all. Frankie"

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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