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Celebrity Death Hoax: It's Still 'Hellooo Newman' (Not Goodbye)

Actor who played Jerry Seinfeld's nemesis is still kicking.

Wayne Knight, right, is still alive. (Youtube screen grab.)
Wayne Knight, right, is still alive. (Youtube screen grab.)
By Todd Richissin

Reports of the death of Wayne Knight, who played Jerry Seinfeld's rotund nemesis and chronically disgruntled mailman, were apparently greatly exaggerated.

Or, more accurately, made up.

News of Knight's death hit the web on Sunday, apparently first "reported" by a website spoof of TMZ. The site reported that Newman, make that Knight, of Cartersville, Georgia, was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer near the Pennsylvania-New York border.

"Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!" the actor posted on his Twitter account after the phony news spread.

Knight currently stars as Haskell Lutz on the TV Land show "The Exes."

Although reports of his death were false, the benefits to the number of his Twitter followers is real.

"Thanks to the small town of new followers who came onboard just to tell me they’re glad I didn’t kick!" he said. "I feel good about the result as well."

enrico pelatso March 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM
man this is old news, the rumor originally started back in the day round jurassic park debut when he got eaten in that bathroom by the t rex, that scene started a rumor that he waa dead and that was 20 years ago, thats another loss for the patch reporting step ur game up homie
JoAnne March 17, 2014 at 12:12 PM
Actually enrico, he was not the man in the outhouse eaten by t-rex. He was killed by the cute little dinousaur that turned ugly and spit an acid like substance at him in the rain as he was stealing vials from the lab. wrong actor homie
Mary Jantice March 17, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Thank goodness Nedry is still alive. Well I guess Nedry isn't technically.
Kevin March 20, 2014 at 06:10 PM
"back in the day"is an idiotic phrase.

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