While the picture clearly states that he is alive and well, at a glance it doesn’t look good. Many of his fans tweeted that they had momentarily thought the post to be a confirmation of the false reports.
I panicked for a good 20 seconds… you… you… joker….
Bizarrely, it’s not the first time that Hamill has responded to false reports of his death.
In June 2017, he sent out a similar tweet in response to a now-deleted message from a fake Huffington Post account, which read: “BREAKING: Mark Hamill actor who played Luke Skywalker dies at 65. #MayTheForceBeWithYou #WildThoughts #Bloomsday #FridayFeeling”.
In the fake news-laden terrain that is social media, it’s best to await confirmation from trusted sources before jumping to conclusions on these things (and remember to always take a closer look at Hamill’s tongue-in-cheek tweets).
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