Mr Bean aka Rowan Atkinson was declared dead on social media on Tuesday. Twitter users claimed that the actor died after a car accident. 

A Twitter user, under the banner of Fox News, said, “FOX BREAKING NEWS: Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) died at 58 after car accident.”

“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,” another one tweeted.

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However the information is false. Atkinson was 62 years old in 2017.

This is not the first time Atkinson has been reported dead. In 2018, reports claimed that the Brit died in a car crash while attempting to do a stunt. He was also victim to a hoax in March 2017 that reported his death. 

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Here are other celebrities who were falsely reported dead:

1) Drake: On November 14,  2020, #RIPDrake trended on Twitter. The Wrap reported that clicking on a supposed LA Times link reading ‘Drake Canadian Songwriter And Rapper Dies At 34’ took one to a video of British singer Rick Astley singing “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

2) Barack Obama: The President of the United States fell victim to death hoaxes when on July 4, 2011, Fox News’ Twitter account posted he had been assassinated during an Iowa event. The account was hacked by a group called “The Script Kiddies”. 

3) Steve Jobs: The Apple founder died in 2011. However, he was declared dead in 2008. 

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4) Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake: Two Dallas-based DJs claimed that Britney and Justin, a couple at the time, died in a car accident.  “The first thing I did was call Britney. Since the beginning, [when] people knew about our relationship, there’s always been things that have been said that were totally not true, but this just, like, took it to a whole ‘nother planet,” Timberlake told ABC News in 2001. 

5) Taylor Swift: In 2009, the singer was said died in a fatal car accident and then, months later, from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills.