‘Seinfeld’ Actor Wayne Knight Is Not Dead, Wayne Knight Confirms

Wayne Knight as Newman in NBC's "Seinfeld"

Wayne Knight as Newman in NBC's "Seinfeld"

TMZ.today, a phony, copycat site not affiliated with TMZ, was behind the death hoax that set social media abuzz

Actor Wayne Knight is not dead — but he is the target of a nasty hoax.

Knight, who starred in the TV sitcoms “Seinfeld,” “3rd Rock From the Sun”and is currently appearing in TV Land’s “The Exes,” was reported killed along with two other passengers in a car crash Saturday night near the Pennsylvania-New York border by the web site TMZ Today, a knock-off of TMZ.

But it’s not true, and the actor set the record straight on his official Twitter account Sunday morning.

The false reports set off a flurry of comments on Facebook and other social media sites.

Reps for the actor have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment.

  • hupto

    Some very sick people out there. Can’t they be sued or something?

    • krs1957

      Could have sued them, but I just heard they got hit by a bus.

  • Whitey

    rumors of his death were greatly exaggerated.

  • MuhammedAllah

    Hello, again, Newman!

  • Billy Van Duser

    Glad he is alive and kicking. He needs to get his own sit com like being a Postal Worker gone Postal.

  • Warcat59

    With all these popups, TheWrap is getting as bad as some porn sites — or so I’ve been told.

  • guest

    Good for him. He is THE FUNNIEST CHARACTER on ‘Seinfeld.’ I always wished he had his own sitcom. Best wishes, Wayne!