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Mr Bean dead?

London: No, Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean is not dead. The British actor once again became the victim of a brutal series of hoax news in which he was announced to have died, spread across social media platforms like wildfire.

Shocked fans rushed to Twitter as soon an old hoax about his demise surfaced once again.

The 66-year-old actor has fallen prey to malicious death rumours on social media several times.

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Other than being a hoax, the false death reports about Rowan Atkinson;s death can also give your gadgets a virus.

The tweet that started the death rumours read the following message while using the name of Fox News: “FOX BREAKING NEWS : Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after car accident.” Another similar tweet said: “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 information is absolutely false and also factually incorrect as in 2017, Rowan Atkinson was 62 not 58 years old.

This utterly disconcerting news caused ripples in social media, forcing many to click on the malicious link which then redirects the users to a virus blocking one’s social media account.

Rowan Atkinson’s death went viral after a Twitter handle posing as US broadcaster Fox News spread the Rowan Atkinson death hoax and duped users into clicking on the malicious link.



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