'Seinfeld’s' Newman isn’t dead

By Julianne Mosher,

Internet death hoaxes are the latest craze but luckily for Seinfeld fans, our beloved Newman is alive and well.

CBS News reports that 58-year-old Wayne Knight did not die in an apparent car crash near Pennsylvania on Saturday night although numerous stories were written online paying tribute to the Seinfeld star.

On Sunday, the comedian took to Twitter saying that he was alive and doing pretty well. Luckily he found the whole hoax in a light manner.

“Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but… I am alive and well!” Knight wrote on Twitter.

“Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez!” he added. “Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”

The actor’s reported death was actually based on a fatal car crash that occurred on Saturday night in which a 26-year-old woman driving a Chevy Malibu was killed, along with two other people getting injured in the accident.

Knight posted on Twitter, “Regrets to my friends and family who were shocked this morning and the family of the woman who actually died in my ‘supposed accident,’” he wrote.

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