A post is going viral on social media claiming that Hollywood actor Rowan Atkinson, who played Mr Bean in the acclaimed TV series, passed away on November 22, 2021.
Atkinson’s image is viral with the text embedded on it that reads: “R.I.P sir Rowan sebastian “Mr.bean” Atkinson Born: January 6,1995-Died: November 22, 2021
Rest In Peace Rowan Sebastian “MR.BEAN” Atkinson Born: January 6, 1955 – Died: November 22, 2021 RI.P sir.”
The link to the post can be seen here.
NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be fake.
We did a keyword search on Google but found no media report suggesting that Rowan Atkinson is dead.
We found that the rumours of the death of Rowan Atkinson have been viral since 2016.
We also found a Facebook page, Netflixian, which had uploaded on November 22, 2021, that Rowan Atkinson will be starring in the sixth season of the Peaky Blinders series.
We also found that News 18 had done a report on November 23, 2021, rubbishing rumours about Atkinson’s death.
Thus, we can evidently conclude that Rowan Atkinson is not dead and the viral claim is fake.
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