22/09/2020 08:47 BST | Updated 22/09/2020 14:09 BST

Jackie Stallone’s Death Widely Reported Using A Photo Of Someone Who Isn’t Jackie Stallone

There's been a case of mistaken identity.

The sad news of Jackie Stallone’s death was everywhere on Tuesday morning – and so was a picture of someone who isn’t Jackie Stallone.

The Celebrity Big Brother star and mother of Hollywood actor Sylvester, died in her sleep on Monday at the age of 98. 

Jackie Stallone

But unfortunately, many online news outlets, including the BBC, The Sun, Mirror, The Star, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, all used a stock image of someone that isn’t actually Jackie. 

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Jackie Stallone's death
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The mix-up stems from the 2012 LA premiere of action movie The Expendables 3, which Jackie’s son, Sylvester starred in.

Jackie wasn’t present at the event, but a certain Ivone Weldon was because her son, Les Weldon, was a producer on the film.

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Ivone Weldon arrives at the premiere of The Expendables 3 held at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

And in a case of mistaken identity, Ivonne’s brief moment on the red carpet saw her being wrongly identified as Jackie on several picture agency websites.

We even wrote about the mix up back in 2012 – because yes, we were also caught out.

But eight years later, and that miscredited photo has come back to haunt once again.