Mark Hamill mocks the fake news of his own death

Mark Hamill is alive and well, and the “Star Wars” actor showed he had a sense of humour when he was declared dead on Friday in an internet hoax.

Hamill responded to the hoax with some self-deprecation.

“MUCH OF NATION MOURNS-RIP,” he wrote on Twitter, “a wonderful-underrated & beloved icon-Truly a legend in his own mind #SoGladIGotToMeetHim #KindaSad”

It all started from a fake Twitter account for news website Huffington Post on Friday afternoon.

The tweet read, “BREAKING: Mark Hamill actor who played Luke Skywalker dies at 65. #MayTheForceBeWithYou #WildThoughts #Bloomsday #FridayFeeling”

When Business Insider’s Steve Kovach tweeted at the actor asking if he was OK, the actor favorited the tweet.

“Star Wars” fans can plan on seeing more of the actor who played the iconic Luke Skywalker in the blockbuster franchise. He’s set to appear in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and reportedly returning for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is slated for a 2019 release.

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