NAPOLEON DYNAMITE star JOHN HEDER was forced to correct internet reports that suggested he had died in a car crash when relatives started calling him to make sure he was alive.

Heder was stunned when he saw pictures on the web depicting his spirit leaving the scene of a car wreck, but never for one moment thought people would think the image was anything but a prank.

He says, "It just spread and I got a call from my younger brother, saying, 'I was getting a little worried when you didn't answer your phone for a while and friends are telling me (you died) and I figured I'd know before they would... I'm your brother.'"