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Mark Hamill, a cast member in "Brigsby Bear," poses at the premiere of the film at Eccles Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill is the latest celebrity death hoax victim


Luke Skywalker isn't dead.

This is refreshing news particularly for "Star Wars" fans who thought Mark Hamill, the actor who played the for more than four decades, had died Thursday.

It all started when a Twitter account called "Sky Neiws," which could be mistaken for U.K. outlet Sky News, posted a tweet about Mark Hamill being dead.

Here is the tweet that "killed off" Hamill.

People did not take kindly to the fake news.

Some called for the Twitter page to delete its account.

The actor immediately took to Twitter to clear things up that he is in fact very alive.

Mark Hamill responds

Hamill's tweet has racked up 48,000 retweets as of Saturday (Feb. 18) and a whopping 93,000 ‘likes.’

The death rumor comes less than two months after the Star Wars family suffered a very real loss with the passing of Carrie Fisher.

Other celebrity death hoaxes

In 2016, singer Britney Spears was the subject of a second death hoax after Sony Music tweeted the singer had died on Dec. 26. 

Actor Sylvester Stallone was declared dead by a clickbait post made to look like a CNN story in September 2016. It went viral.

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