Posts that are recently published stating that Rowan Atkinson alias Mr. Bean is dead are false

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A post with a photograph of Rowan Atkinson, a renowned British comedian and actor is circulating on social media with the caption “Rest in Peace” mentioning that he has passed away.

Many posts regarding the demise of Rowan Atkinson have also been shared by foreigners as follows.

According to our fact investigation, it was revealed that no foreign media had published that Rowan Atkinson passed away. We were able to discover that many social media platforms have shared false rumors about his death from time to time.
The British actor recently became a victim of false reports regarding his death because a fake Twitter account, set up to appear like the Fox News has spread the fake news reading “Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after car accident”. This is a post that had circulated on 17th March 2017.

Source- https://twitter.com/search?q=FOX%20BREAKING%20NEWS%20%3A%20Mr.%20Bean%20&src=typed_query

Moreover, the foreign websites report that Rowen is not 58 years, but 66 years old and is well and alive. They further mentioned that all of these rumors were false.
Read more- Is Mr Bean aka Rowan Atkinson dead? This is what the internet is talking about! | Trending News – India TV http://indiatvnews.com
Rowan Atkinson Aka Mr Bean Is 66 And Very Much Alive; Fake Death Rumours Create Panic on Internet http://news18.com

Fact checked websites also confirm that it is a false news.
Source- https://factcheck.afp.com/british-actor-rowan-atkinson-becomes-target-death-hoax-bogus-mr-bean-account
https://www.india.com/viral/rowan-atkinson-not-dead-mr-bean-death-hoax-twitter-viral-tweet-rumours-5106009/

Therefore, our investigation reveals that the news of the popular comedian Rowan Atkinson’s death, popularly known as Mr. Bean, comes from a series of false news. Rumors of Rowan Atkinson’s death had been reported several years before, and foreign reports point out that the re-circulation of those notes was largely due to this fake news from the manipulated Twitter account.

 

 

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