Wayne knight celebrity death hoax

'Seinfeld' Star Wayne
Knight Latest Star to
Fall Victim to a
Celebrity Death Hoax:
See 7 Other Stars Who
Have Been “Killed”
Plus Their Hilarious
Reactions!

Seinfeld fans were saddened this weekend when news broke the world said, Gooooodbyeee Newman! as it was reported actor Wayne Knight, best known for playing Jerry’s neighbor Newman, died at age 58.

The catch? He didn’t actually die at all!

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The New York native took to Twitter to debunk the rumors of his own death, writing, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but…..I am alive and well. Does somebody have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”

On a more serious note, he added, “Regrets to my friends and family who were shocked this morning and the family of the woman who actually died in my ‘supposed’ accident.”

Of course, he isn't the first actor to be “killed” by the Internet—check out 7 other stars who have been the victim of a death hoax, and the clever ways they reassured fans they were still alive and kickin’!