LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Seinfeld” actor Wayne Knight has not called it a day.
Internet rumors on Sunday said the actor who played Newman, Jerry’s nemesis on “Seinfeld,” had died in a traffic accident on the New York-Pennsylvania border.READ MORE: Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Take Debate Stage Wednesday Night
Knight, 58, humorously took to Twitter to tell the world he was fine.
“Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed … but I am alive and well!,” Knight quipped.
Hours later, seeing an outpouring of grief from friends and fans who had not yet seen his denial, Knight tweeted a more sincere response to the hoax.
“Thanks for all the love, everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!” he tweeted.
Of course, the actor — who is currently starring as Haskell Lutz on TV Land’s “The Exes,” took a final shot at the hoax with humor.READ MORE: Suspected Corona Movie Theater Shooter, Joseph Jimenez, Reportedly Confesses
“Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez!”
As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, his imdb.com page still was reporting Knight was dead.
Knight’s many credits include “Jurassic Park,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “3rd Rock From the Sun.”
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