Mark Hamill on Saturday (Feb. 17) reassured fans that social media reports of his death were premature — but he 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.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 17, 2018
Hamill has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and the GOP.
The news from the Luke Skywalker actor was relieving… 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 Hamill he scared the hell of out of them.
Hamill recently started 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.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.