New Delhi: Rowan Atkinson, who played one of the most memorable characters from our childhood – Mr Bean, was rumoured to be dead after unverified Twitter accounts began claiming that the 66-year-old actor died in a car accident.
The buzz around his death began on Tuesday (November 23) and sent many fans into panic mode.
According to reports, the earliest record of the rumour was traced back to a Twitter account posing to be Fox News which tweeted, “Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after car accident.”
However, many users, after finding no proof to the claim, bashed the death rumours and clarified that Rowan Atkinson is very much alive and well.
Take a look at their reactions:
English comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean is feared to be dead with reports of the 58-year-old actor getting killed in a car crash on March 18, 2017. This piece of ghastly shocking news is FALSE.
— Christ Cedrick Gabisan (@Gabisan_CC) November 19, 2021
Recently, I just read a post saying that the actor Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a Mr. Bean, died from committing suicide after a producer removed him from Johnny English 3 film project. #MILOnlineVerification
— shanecupay (@shanecupay_) November 23, 2021
Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean is very much alive
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) November 25, 2021
Please say that’s not true rowan Atkinson died today??? No way man he’s a legend him love Mr Bean
— Rachael (@Its_Rachael_XX) November 24, 2021
Rowan sebastian “Mr.bean” Atkinson is alive.
You will always be remembered in the world of silent comedy.
— (@jaffray___) November 23, 2021
Rowan Atkinson is a renowned actor, comedian and writer. He is most well-known for his universally loved role Mr Bean. It’s a little known fact but the actor first rose to fame with the BBC show ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’ in 1979.
For his performance in the comedy show, he won the BAFTA award for Best Entertainment Performance. Later, in the 1990s, he essayed the quirky Mr Bean in the eponymous show.
Apart from TV, the actor has proved his cinematic prowess with the 1997 film ‘Bean’, the 2007 film ‘Mr Bean’s Holiday’ and the Johnny English series.