"Seinfeld" Actor Wayne Knight Takes Down Death Rumors
Spinning the rumor mill early Sunday morning (March 16), a report claiming that "Seinfeld" actor Wayne Knight died in a car crash close to the Pennsylvania-New York border.
The report came from a false website claiming to be TMZ, reading: "Kane-based state police have identified the deceased as the lovable 'Newman.' McKean County Coroner Jeff Levin said Knight died of blunt force trauma at the scene. Also injured in the crash were two of Knight’s passengers, Christopher Davidson, 33, and an unidentified male, both of New York state. Police say the unidentified male was ejected from the back seat of the sedan."
However, shortly after the rumor began trending across the nation, Wayne himself hopped on his own Twitter account to tell fans that he is alive and in fine condition, writing, "Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!"
Wayne also added, "Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!"