Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson victim of vile online hoax claiming he committed suicide

Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson victim of vile online hoax claiming he committed suicide
Published: 2016 July 23 19:02:07 (6777 Views)
Comedian Rowan Atkinson has become the victim of a cruel online hoax that claims he has died.

The 61-year-old actor is famed for his comedic roles in Blackadder and Mr Bean, but became the target of cruel trolls following a spate of real celebrity passings.

Reasons for his death have included suicide, and an attempt to save the life of a fellow actor on set.



The so-called "pranksters" even branded a memorial photo with the BBC logo in a bid to give the accusation credibility.

After so many recent celebrity deaths, fans of the actor believed the hoax and quickly began to share the posts on Facebook – despite his birth and death dates making him out to be only 21 years old.

It is believed the trolls copy and pasted their 'statement' from a previous hoax claiming that Hollywood star Adam Sandler had killed himself.

That said, Rowan is currently believed to be alive and well alongside his wife of 26 years Sunetra Sastry, and their two children Lily and Benjamin.



Source - Sun

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