Fake news debunked: Hossan Leong didn't die in Malaysia car crash

Local personality Hossan Leong has hit back at an article stating that he died in a 'tragic car crash' in Malaysia.

Website Global News published a report claiming that the 47-year-old was killed after a car he was driving crashed into the back of a lorry.

The headline of the story read: "BREAKING: Singapore Comedian and Actor Hossan Leong Dies In A Tragic Car Crash"

In the report, it was stated that Hossan Leong was 'taking a nap' when the accident took place. The author then said that the Singaporean had to be helped out of the vehicle by passersby, and later 'collapsed' and 'died at the spot'.

Also included in the article were photos showing the supposed accident. The source of the images is unclear.

Following the release of the story, Hossan took to Facebook to refute the fake news.

In a video, he said that he was alerted to what happened by his friend, Kiss92 DJ Joshua Simon.

Said Hossan Leong in the video:

"I just want to say it came to my attention from a good friend of mine, Joshua Simon from Kiss92, that there has been an article online about me dying in a car crash on the way to KL.

"I didn't want to read the article, I think it's really stupid.

"It's fake news and I just want to say that I am well and that if you come across the article, please don't share it because it is not true, and yeah, just want to let you know that I am doing very very well thank you very much. 

"Thank you for all you care, your love and your concern. It means a lot to me."

"Thank you very much, have a great weekend everyone. Be safe, and remember, love everyone."