NEWMAN LIVES …
Wayne Knight, the actor who played Newman on the comedy show ‘Seinfeld’ was rumored to have died in a car crash when his vehicle hit a semi-tractor-trailer near the Pennsylvania-New York border. Needless to say set the social media a buzz. However, the news of Newman’s demise was a bit premature and greatly exaggerated. In other words, a hoax. Wayne Knight tweeted that he was not dead yet. Actually, his exact words were, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!”
The rumors started early Sunday: Wayne Knight — perhaps most famous for being “Newman,” Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis on the eponymous and wildly popular TV show — had died in a car wreck.
By late afternoon, “Wayne Knight” had become the top trending term in Google searches.
The rumors of his demise, however, were greatly exaggerated. The actor, also known for his roles in “Jurassic Park” and “Toy Story 2,” took to Twitter to refute the claims with a bit of humor.
“Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!” the actor tweeted.