Jackie Chan died today. Again. On Twitter.
Yes, the martial arts master was the victim of another death hoax. By our count, Chan has been killed off on Twitter at least three times this year. The actor hasn’t responded to the current rumor, but he is clearly alive and well. He’s even planning a Jackie Chan theme park in China.
According to the Telegraph, the new theme park will be called Jackie Chan World Park and will include five major area. There will be a cultural exhibition center, movie memorabilia, and antique Chinese buildings. The theme park will also include several personal items that Chan has collected over the years.
Chan said that he dreamed of owning a lot of things when he was younger. Now that he has accumulated artifacts from around the world he wants to display them to the public.
Chan said: “I was very poor when I was a child, so when I had money later on, I bought all sorts of things and went around the world collecting them… I want to exhibit all my stuff. They may not all be worth a lot of money, but they may have a story behind them.”
The actor said that he wants to build the theme park to give back to his community. Many of the exhibits will be free and money from the ticketed exhibits will go to park maintenance.
Chan said: “I wanted to buy everything when I was young, but now I want to donate whatever I have… One person’s happiness can’t compare to the joy of all, only culture lasts forever… 60 per cent of the park will be free, 40 per cent will be ticketed, with the money used to maintain the antique buildings… “
And as for the Jackie Chan death hoax… well, the actor hasn’t addressed the ridiculous rumors but this message did pop up on his Facebook page today.
Chan writes: “Next year, 2014, is Jackie’s 60th birthday. He will be celebrating this monumental occasion in Beijing with friends and fans from all over the world! Tentative plans include a charity peace concert, and a fan club party.”
You can read Jackie Chan’s response to the last death hoax here.