Wayne Knight is alive and tweeting. The ‘Seinfeld’ actor was the victim of a death hoax viral story that took the web by storm on March 16. However, the actor took to Twitter to reassure fans that he is in fact alive and well.
Wayne Knight, 58, had to prove that he’s still alive on March 16, after a viral story hit the web claiming that Wayne had passed away. The actor quickly launched his own social media defense on Twitter to confirm that he is alive.
Is Wayne dead? That’s what everyone seemed to be asking on March 16 when a viral story hit the web claiming that the veteran Seinfeld actor (Newman) had passed away in a tragic car accident. Fortunately, the story was just a hoax.
Wayne immediately took to his Twitter account to let the world know that blood still pumps through his veins and he’s still got plenty of air in his lunges.
The hoax started when a website called TMZ.today reported the actor had died when his vehicle hit a semi-tractor-trailer near the Pennsylvania/New York border.
The crazy thing is — the website looks just like TMZ — even features fake tweets from witnesses of the “crash.” However, none of the Twitter accounts that supposedly wrote the tweets actually exist.
Wayne is not the only celebrity that has had to provide “proof of life.”
Fake Website Claims Wayne Died In Car Crash
Eonline reported on March 13, that reality star,Austin Russell (Chumlee) of the History Channel’sPawn Stars, fell victim to a death hoax after tabloid site ebuzzd.com ran a story claiming the funny-man died of a heart attack. The site also has a story on Betty White‘s death (obviously not true).
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