Rumors About Mark Hamill’s Sickness; Is The Actor Still Alive?

By Cannon | Updated on June 1, 2023
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    Mark Hamill is an actor from Oakland, California who is better known for his acclaimed character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars. Born in 1951, Hamill is now 71 years old. Since his growing aging, many people have already started questioning if Mark is still alive or dead. 

    Further, over the years, his health condition has also been a hot topic, leading many to make speculations about his sickness or whether the Hollywood legend has been infected by any disease in his life. So, here we have come up with details about his health update as well as his terrible car accident that took place in 1977.

    Is Mark Hamill Sick? His Health Condition in 2023

    No, the Star Wars actor Mark isn’t sick and doesn’t apparently have any health issues. As of 2023, Hamill is already in his early 70s but still enjoying his good health. Conclusionally, the Oakland native doesn’t even seem to have been infected by any diseases so far.

    Mark Hamill’s Shickness Rumors Emerged After His Appearance in Wheelchair

    In late November of 2017, Hamill made a considerable buzz in the media after the movie and TV star was spotted in a wheelchair at JFK Airport, in New York. His appearance in the wheel led many to believe that the actor did have any health problems.

    mark in wheel with his pet.
    Mark appeared in a wheelchair with his dog.

    However, it later turned out that The Empire Strikes Back star never had ill health. Instead, Mark later confirmed the actor only appeared in a wheelchair to avoid autograph hunters. To respending his fans who were worried about his health, Hamill wrote on his Twitter,

    “HA! Arriving 5AM I tried the old “wheelchair trick” JUST 2 avoid autograph $alesmen/Dealer$ who constantly badger me (& my family) 2 increase value of their items-All the better 2 gouge TRUE FANS later on Ebay #TheyCanGoForceThemselves #NoMoreAirportSignings.”

    He arrived at the airport at 5 a.m. and was seen carrying his pet pooch on his lap.

    Hamill Fractured His Nose and Cheekbone in a Terrible Car Accident in 1977

    As mentioned, Mark was involved in a devasting car accident in the year 1977, it was also when the actor was in his early career with limited acting credits to his name. He was at about 65-70 mph speed when Hamill lost control and “went off the road.” He also fractured his nose and cheek in the accident.

    Recalling the incident to Gossip Magazine, the Star Wars actor stated,

    “What happened was that I was on the wrong freeway. I was way out in the sticks somewhere and there were no cars and no traffic, thank God. I was going about 65-70 mph… I was speeding, going too fast… and what happened, I think, was that I tried to negotiate an off-ramp and lost control, tumbled over, and went off the road. I fractured my nose and my cheek.”

    After breaking his nose and cheekbone, Mark was too worried that it would be the end of his career. He said,

    “I just woke up and I was in the hospital and I knew that I had hurt myself very, very, very badly… but I wasn’t really sure. And then someone held a mirror up to my face and I just felt that my career was over.”

    Although there had been a slight change in his facial features even after his recovery, Mark continued to get better and better roles in both movies and TV shows. Coming up to 2023, Hamill has appeared in a number of movies and TV Shows.

    Did He Ever Have Hand Tremors?

    Amidst his wheel appearance, some of his fans even talked about his hand tremors during the Stars Wars Celebration in 2016. Hand tremor (aka an essential tremor) is a “nervous system condition” which caused shaking movements in parts of your body and occurs most often in the hands.

    Is Mark Hamill Still Alive?

    Yes, Mark is still alive and has been leading a healthy lifestyle so far. Coming up to 2023, Hamill has already hit 71 but considering his current health status, the Hamilton star would surely live the next several years at the same pace.

    mark's young photo
    Mark is still living his best life without any diseases.

    Furthermore, as a Californian, Hamill does have an average life expectancy of about 75.9 years.


    What is Mark doing now?

    At present, Mark is working on both movies and TV shows. Still, his hands are full of several lucrative roles in the industry.

    Where does Hamill live?

    He now lives in Malibu, California with his wife Marilou York and children.