Mark Hamill Offers Hilarious Response To Celebrity Death Hoax About Star Wars Legend

Mark Hamill passed away according to a celebrity death hoax started by a fake twitter account. However, the Star Wars legend responded to the parody account by calming his fans and joking, “don’t rush me, already!” The Twitter account “@SkyNiews” tweeted, “BREAKING: Mark Hamill has passed away age 65, most notable for his role in Star Wars as Luke Skywalker.” Accompanying the message was a memorial photo showing the actor with “1951-2017” designated on the picture. But “@SkyNiews,” despite appearances, is NOT Sky News, the authentic U.K. news outlet.

Don't rush me, already! #StillVeryMuchAmongstTheLivingThankYou https://t.co/LjhhD1EoLu

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 17, 2017

"Mark Hamill has passed away. Much of nation mourns…" #ObitOfNonsense https://t.co/Ro3nqs5v2w

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 17, 2017

The false death rumor is in poor taste as the Star Wars family suffered a very real loss with the passing of Carrie Fisher not that long ago. Fisher played Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy and reprised her role for the new films. She died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Hamill plays Luke Skywalker.

The Twitter account that pushed out this celebrity death hoax tried to make people into thinking it is a legitimate feed for the media company. The page also uses the official Sky News logo. The link included in the falsified tweet does go to the actual Sky News website; however, the link leads to a “page not found” message. This is all because Hamill is not dead.

BREAKING:

Mark Hamill has passed away age 65, most notable for his role in Star Wars as Luke Skywalkerhttps://t.co/pqqZTHnSoB pic.twitter.com/YijLMAqKn4

— Sky Neiws (@SkyNiews) February 16, 2017

Hamill’s response has racked up 26,000 retweets and a whopping 50,000 “likes.” Hamill addressed the matter humorously even though it is a shame that people try to deceive others with these hoaxes.

Here are some reactions on social media to the celebrity death hoax and Hamill’s response.

Fitting for a Jedi to be speaking from beyond the grave. https://t.co/AgNuLEiUJv

— Daniel Walters (@danielwinlander) February 17, 2017

GOD, this has just given me the fright of my life!!!! Sick people about!! #FakeNews sucks!!!???? https://t.co/mqteMOvlUy

— MarkHamill UK/France (@hamill_france) February 17, 2017

What the Hell? Why and who posted this? I would sue the pants off of them!!! You are ok Mark @HamillHimself right? No scares, hospitals etc?? https://t.co/nMzCyeq9Wc

— Hamsters Fan Page?? (@FanHamillPage) February 17, 2017

My heart skipped a bit. Phew. https://t.co/iZe9aJS0K0

— Tanya ?? (@StarfleetMonroe) February 17, 2017

I knew you couldnt be gone, there was no disturbance in the force. These young padawans have alot to learn. https://t.co/MAhC5ba8hb

— Pat Sice (@PatSeise) February 17, 2017

@HamillHimself The real story here is that Force ghosts have Twitter.

— Brian Albert (@albinoalbert) February 17, 2017

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas. It depicts the adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

What do you think of Hamill’s response to the death hoax? Did you see people falsely sharing it on social media? Are you excited for the new films? Let us know in the comments section.

Photo Credit: Lucasfilm

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