Mark Hamill is SAFE! The Report That Shook Up Star Wars Fans

Recently, Star Wars fans were in shock over a news report circulating the internet about their favorite Jedi actor, Mark Hamill…at least for a short time.

Hamill, who is reprising his role of Luke Skywalker in JJ Abrams continuation of the Star Wars saga, was the recent victim to inaccurate reports by the media.

The Sunday Times had reported that, “Mark Hamill slipped and nearly plummeted to his death while scaling a treacherous Irish mountainside during filming for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — only to be caught and saved by a fast-acting tour guide” As Star Wars fans gasped, Hamill himself was quick to respond to the report and assured his fans via Twitter that he was just fine.

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False injury or death reports are not new to the internet, with many of them being a hoax to “click bate” fans. Most recently were the reports of another Star Wars alum’s death, James Earl Jones. This was the second hoax announcement of Jones’ death, the first being in 2009.

We are very happy that Mark Hamill is safe and enjoying his time filming episode 7. The “Force” will be with you, always! Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 2015.

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From the moment Steve Fitch first watched Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater when he was a child, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker when he “grew up” (and STILL does!). He now shares this passion with his wife, two daughters, friends and fans. Steve is the Founder of Star Wars Reporter and when not immersed in all things Star Wars, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian Rapier, all things VIKING, or spending time with family and friends. FOLLOW Steve on TWITTER: @WookieeSteve