Mark Hamill reassured fans he is alive and well after a fake news story claiming he had died circulated on social media.
Star Wars legend Mark told his 2.5 million followers on Twitter on Saturday that he was not dead, however his attempt to inject some humour into the morbid report backfired, as he nearly convinced his fans he had in fact passed away.
Those who only looked at the picture went into a panic, and numerous users replied to the post telling Hamill he scared them.
"DAMN IT Mark Hamill, I almost had a heart attack!!!!!!" wrote one, while another follower posted: "I legit c**pped my pants for a second there. Don’t do that man we love you!"
Hamill, 66, recently reprised his much-loved role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and even teased his fans on Saturday with the news that he may be returning for the third instalment of the rebooted movie saga, despite seemingly dying at the end of the Rian Johnson-directed movie.
When told by a fan that he hoped Luke would appear in J.J. Abrams as yet untitled Star Wars: Episode 9 movie, due for release in 2019, Hamill simply replied: "”See you around, kid."- Luke."