Now, viral death hoax news targets “Mr. Bean” actor Rowan Atkinson; he has become target of death hoax thrice
The Hush Post: A hoax news about the death of “Mr Bean” actor Rowan Atkinson is going viral. But, it has been clarified that “Mr Bean” –who is loved by people across the globe due to his insanity– is not dead and very much alive.
Rowan Atkinson’s death hoax has gone viral on the Internet multiple times.
A report by the Hoax Slayer website said that the latest viral death hoax about the 63-year-old Rowan Atkinson was an attempt to spread a computer virus. The viral hoax claimed the actor died in a car crash while attempting to do a stunt.
Notably, it is for the third time that a false news about the death of Rowan Atkinson has gone viral. The article first circulated and made headlines in July 2017 for claiming the actor died in a stunt. Rowan Atkinson was also victim to a second hoax in March 2017 that also falsely reported his death, the report said.
The latest hoax also included a video with a play button that asked people to watch, which leads to a website asking people to share on Facebook and complete a security test, as per the website. But after sharing, the site instead offers a support phone number where scammers were allegedly trying to get the callers’ credit card information, it was reported.
Actor Rowan Atkinson is just the latest celebrity to fall victim to a death hoax. Earlire, Jeff Goldblum, who acted in “Jurassic Park”, also had a fake report circulate in 2009 — and his mother believed it.
“Yes, someone had put online that I had fallen off a cliff in New Zealand. Before we got the word out and I could call everybody, yes, my mom. She called and was like, ‘Jeffrey, are you alright? Are you alright?’ 65-year-old Goldblum recalled.