Jackie Chan death hoax
Jackie Chan squashed death rumours on his official Facebook account Getty

Hollywood actor and Kung Fu legend Jackie Chan once again became the victim of a celebrity death hoax.

Rumours that the 61-year-old Hong Kong-born actor is no more, started doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook, with many social media users posting condolences.

The Karate Kid actor took to his official Facebook account to prove that he is still alive and kicking.

"I was shocked by two news reports when I got off the plane. First of all, don't worry! I'm still alive. Second, don't believe the scam on Weibo using my name about the Red Pockets," he wrote. "This is my official Facebook page and I only have 1 official Weibo page. Love you all!"

In 2013, fake reports had emerged that the Rush Hour star died while filming a movie in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Numerous celebrities have been at the receiving end of similar hoaxes, and the list keeps growing.

In the past, people have tweeted about the deaths of Bill Cosby, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Margaret Thatcher, Phil Collins, Kris Jenner, Denzel Washington, Adele, John Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

A death hoax involving the Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was doing the rounds on the internet on the eve of his actual demise in a car crash in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman personally came forward to clear rumours and mocked fake stories suggesting he had died, and assured fans that he was alive and well.