2:26pm PT by Ryan Parker
Mark Hamill Reassures Fans He's Alive and Well With Startling Twitter Post
Mark Hamill on Saturday reassured fans that social media reports of his death were premature — but the actor managed to jump-start some hearts in the process.
The Star Wars icon posted that he was alive and well with a little joke: "HAMILL DIES: Much of Nation Mourns GOP: Meh #DontRushMe."
Hamill has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and the GOP.
The news from the Luke Skywalker actor was a relief — once Twitter users understood what was going on, because along with the tweet, Hamill included a picture of himself with his birth year and death year.
Those who only looked at the picture went into an instant panic. Numerous users replied to the post, telling the actor he had scared the hell of out of them.
Hamill recently starred in the latest Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi, in which many critics and fans said he gave his best performance yet as the beloved sci-fi hero.