Former “Seinfeld” regular Wayne Knight has taken to Twitter.com to assure fans he’s OK after his death was reported by news outlets on Saturday night.
The funnyman, who played Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis Newman on the beloved TV show, was the victim of a death hoax following reports he had lost his life in a car crash.
Fans flooded Twitter to pay their respects to the Jurassic Park star, who quickly responded to clear up the story.
Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!
— Wayne Knight (@iWayneKnight) March 16, 2014
He wrote, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but… I am alive and well!”
He added, “Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”
Thanks to the small town of new followers who came onboard just to tell me they’re glad I didn’t kick! I feel good about the result as well.
— Wayne Knight (@iWayneKnight) March 17, 2014
It is not clear if Knight was actually involved in a car crash.