Actor - Jackie Chan Falls To His Death In Austria
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Actor Jackie Chan died while filming a movie in Kitzbühel, Austria early this morning - June 30, 2013.
Preliminary reports from Austrian Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 50 feet to his death in a remote area of the Hahnenkamm mountains while on-set during the filming of a movie. Specific details are not yet available.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12).
Additional details and information will be forthcoming.
Kitzbühel, Austria - a remote mountainous region is frequent backdrop for hollywood movies, situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm (5616 ft., 1712 m) and Kitzbühler Horn (6548 ft., 1996 m). The Hahnenkamm is home of the annual world cup ski races, including the circuit's most important event, the downhill race on the famous Streif slope. This downhill is counted as one of the hardest downhill competitions in the world cup.
Hoax or Fact:
This is a message from Global Associated News saying the famous actor Jackie Chan has fallen from more than 50 feet in a mountain area of Austria while filming a movie and passed away. Although the news report and the website Mediafetcher appears genuine, the claims are hoax.
The website Mediafetcher.com where this news article is published in the name of Global Associated News is actually a fake news website with template. The website hosts many such hoax stories that are template based auto generated content, and are only meant for entertainment. Jackie Chan did not face any such accident in Austria and is pretty much alive now. The same website earlier reported a similar hoax story about the former American footballer Ray Lewis - that he has broken both his legs in a car accident. The death hoax of Jackie Chan went on to circulate so much on internet that the actor himself took to his official Facebook account and confirmed that he is alive, posting a picture of himself:
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.
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!
P.S. My dog is healthy, just like me! He doesn’t need surgery! By the way, my dogs are golden retrievers, not Labradors.
Note that Jackie Chan was also reported dead in 2011, when hoax messages said he succumbed to a heart attack. At that time, the story trended on Twitter and there also came up a Facebook page in the name of RIP Jackie Chan. Some scammers also use appealing news stories like this to install rogue Facebook applications, which scam users in various ways like offering endless surveys and installing malicious software. One should be careful not to click such links.
So whenever internet says your favorite celebrity has passed away, you got to be skeptical and be responsible to check its credibility before sharing the information.