One of the great recurring supporting characters in comedy history.
Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but….I am alive and well!— Wayne Knight (@iWayneKnight) March 16, 2014
So here's where this big mess started, from US Magazine.
"Actor Wayne Knight, better known to most for playing one of the most indelible roles on NBC's "Seinfeld" as the character "Newman" is dead and two other passengers are critically injured after their vehicle slammed into a disabled semi-tractor-trailer late Saturday night along Route 446 near the Pennsylvania-New York state border in Eldred Township."
Full story at US Magazine