News

‘Newman’ from ‘Seinfeld’ is not dead

‘Newman’ from ‘Seinfeld’ is not dead

STAYIN' ALIVE: Photo: Associated Press/Richard Shotwell

Former “Seinfeld” regular Wayne Knight has taken to Twitter.com to assure fans he’s OK after his death was reported by news outlets on Saturday night.

The funnyman, who played Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis Newman on the beloved TV show, was the victim of a death hoax following reports he had lost his life in a car crash.

Fans flooded Twitter to pay their respects to the Jurassic Park star, who quickly responded to clear up the story.

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

He added, “Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”

It is not clear if Knight was actually involved in a car crash.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Federal Panel to Issue Cod Fish Ruling

GENERIC FISHING NET

A key federal panel is set to make a recommendation about the future of the Gulf of Maine's declining cod fish stock.

in Local

Bangor Fire Chief Placed on Leave

GENERIC FIRE BOOTS

BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ Bangor's fire department is without a chief, at least temporarily, because city officials have placed him in on a paid leave of absence.

in Local

Number of Uninsured Mainers Rose in 2013

Newsradio WGAN

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of Mainers without health insurance grew in 2013.

in Local

Police: Suspect in Maine Drug Store Robbery Dead

GENERIC POLICE CRUISERS

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) _ Police say the suspect who took a pharmacist hostage during an attempted drug store robbery in Camden has been found dead.

in Local

Navy Prison Redevelopment Plan Moving Forward

GENERIC PORTSMOUTH NAVY YARD LARGE

The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison.