Rumours started from a fake source that the 58-year-old actor committed suicide after a producer removed him from Johnny English 3 film project.
The fake death report read: “English Actor Comedian Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after committing suicide. The comedian committed suicide right after the producer remove him on Johnny English 3. Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) recorded a suicide video with a message to his producer and fans around the world. (watch more).”
This is not the first time Rowan Atkinson’s hoax death reports have surfaced. Earlier in Februray 2012, Wikipedia was fooled into believing Atkinson’s death. There were updates to his page on the website, including a date of death – 26 February, 2012 which were soon corrected.
Representatives of Atkinson have confirmed that the English actor is still alive and doing fine.
Many stars in past including,Jackie Chan, Celine Dion, Will Smith, Shaggy, Oprah Winfrey, Eminem, Angelina Jolie and Miley Cyrus, have become victim to death hoax.