Rowan Atkinson, the British actor cum comedian popularly known for his role as Mr. Bean, reportedly fall victim of death hoax after an old fake report of his sudden demise resurfaced online.
Fake death news about the 60-year-old celebrity captured many of his fans' attention after a Facebook page titled "R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson" got around one million likes on Wednesday, 12 August, according to India.com.
The website claimed that many of his followers were shattered to read the About page of social media platform, which read: "At about 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday (August 12, 2015), our beloved actor Rowan Atkinson passed away. Rowan Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955 in Newcastle upon Tyne. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page."
However, evidence of the said page could not be found on Facebook. The existing "R.I.P. Rowan Atkinson" page was created in 2013. The Timeline of it addresses the death hoax report of "Mr. Bean" actor that went viral in November 2013.
"News of actor Rowan Atkinson's death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the November 2013 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in Johnny English or Mr. Bean is alive and well," read the last updated post on the social networking page, which was written in December 2013.
Other celebrities who were mourned even while they are alive include Russell crow, Rihanna, Jackie Chan, Eddie Murphy, Norman Reedus, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney and Ricky Martin.