Chow Yun Fat is alive and well, his wife Jasmine Tan said, quashing rumours that he had succumbed to an unnamed illness.

A photo circulating online this week showed a ‘news broadcast’ of the 62-year-old actor’s supposed demise.

The digitally altered image showed a female news presenter announcing that he had died in Hong Kong, as well as a photo of the veteran actor in his “God of Gamblers” role.

Photo: Weibo

Tan promptly rubbished the ‘report’ on Tuesday (Dec 5) and told Hong Kong media that her husband is in good health and taking a break at home.

Chow, who is known for his unassuming ways, said that he would donate his fortune to charity after his death.

Tan, a Singaporean, recently opened up in an interview about how the pair lost their unborn daughter in 1991 due to umbilical cord strangulation.

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