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Lance Armstrong scotches death reports in Instagram video

The disgraced ex-cyclist posted a clip on social media on Friday in which he can be seen reading revelations of his supposed demise.

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Lance Armstrong scotches death reports in Instagram video

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong took to social media on Friday to laugh off a hoax report of his death published by a fake-news website.

Armstrong: "The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated"

Armstrong posted a video on Instagram in which the headline "Road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong has died" can be seen on the mobile phone he is holding.

"The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain

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The camera then pans to the 45-year-old, who is frowning in amused disbelief and shaking his head.

The clip is accompanied by the caption "The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated", a quote taken from 19th-century writer Mark Twain.