For the record, Jackie Chan is not dead. True, he’s sustained more injuries over his notoriously hazardous career than Jason Statham has had hot dinners (nose broken three times, ankle once, most of the fingers in his hand, both cheekbones and his skull in case you were wondering), but the internet just flat refuses to keep him alive. Which, he very much is.


We know this, because Mr Chan is not only Brand Ambassador for Embraer’s Executive Jets but it’s just been announced that he’ll be the first Legacy 500 customer in China. (Nice try, internet.)

Pictured here during a press conference during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention, and looking pretty perky for a dead guy, Chan is excited about his new aircraft, which will also feature his iconic “Dragon” insignia.

“My Legacy 650 is perfect for long trips, and it has everything I need on board,” he said in a living, breathing kind of way. “The Legacy 500 is futuristic and I’m anxious to fly in the real aircraft.”

Jackie’s new mode of transport will be put to good use, supporting him with his packed travel schedule and in his tireless charitable endeavours across China, Asia and around the world.

The Legacy 500 is a midsize business jet with a range of 3,000 nautical miles, spacious six-foot tall cabin, eight club seats that can be berthed into four beds, and an advanced in-flight entertainment system that will keep the Jackie ‘Cannonball’ Chan fully informed whenever he comes down with another case of celebrity-death-hoax syndrome.

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