NEW YORK (PIX11) — Hello … from Newman!
Actor Wayne Knight, on Sunday sent out a couple of tweets to dismiss rumors that he had died in a tragic car accident in Pennsylvania. The rumors of his demise were fueled by a fake article that cloned the look of TMZ, and sparked a Facebook/Twitter frenzy about the so-called news of the “Seinfeld’ actor’s untimely demise in a collision between his Mercedes and a semi-tractor-trailer in rural Pennsylvania.
But all is most assuredly well. The 58-year-old actor sent out two tweets from his verified account confirming that he was still very much among the living, and indeed, seemed appreciative of the concern his online death generated.
In his first tweet, he wrote: “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!”
He followed that up with a little commentary on today’s online culture: “Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”