A bizarre hoax claiming Sylvester Stallone has died has resurfaced on social media.

Fans were left baffled back in September 2016 after a fake news story allegedly from US news site CNN and claiming the Rocky actor had been found dead at his LA home was being shared on Facebook.

Nearly 18 months on from the vile rumours, the death hoax has once again flooded the internet, this claiming the 71-year-old legendary actor had died of prostate cancer.

One concerned fan wrote: ‘Is Sylvester Stallone dead or is Facebook lying again?’ while another added ‘Okay but I just need to know did Sylvester Stallone really die???’.

A furious fan debunked the rumour and said: ‘So the sick hoaxes have started again!! Silvester Stallone is NOT dead!’.

Another fan wrote: ‘Rocky is alive and well! Stop the nonsense!’ while another said: ‘DO NOT SPREAD RUMOR about Sylvester Stallone.

In 2015, Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa for spin-off and sequel to the Rocky film series Creed, telling the tale of his late mentor Apollo Creed’s son Adonisa character who abandons his stable white collar job to pursue a boxing career under Rocky’s tutelage.