A fake news site on Twitter started a death hoax for Star Wars actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and the internet went nuts….
No, Mark Hamill isn’t dead. Okay, take a breath, it’s all going to be okay. After losing both Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia) in 2016, Star Wars fans nearly fell apart at the thought of losing yet another Star Wars icon, in Mark Hamill.
Thankfully, the idiots at Twitter account Sky Neiws (notice the misspelling) thought it would be funny to troll the internet, nay, the world, and create a death hoax for our beloved Mark Hamill, and this report of his death is nothing but a load of crap, just like the Twitter account it came from. Here’s the awful tweet:
Obviously, this comes so recently after the passing of Carrie Fisher, Hamill’s Star Wars co-star, and on-screen sibling, which makes the hoax so tasteless and vile. However, you’ve got to give it to Mark Hamill, as he tweeted the fake news account, telling them he wasn’t dead yet and not to rush him! We couldn’t agree more.
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Perhaps we should learn to take situations like this with a larger grain of salt than usual, or perhaps we should take a much larger stand. I don’t know. But what I do know is, when a fanbase has been devastated with such great losses like the Star Wars fandom has, then making a joke about the death of such a beloved character is classless and done in poor taste. Shame on them.