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article imageJustin Bieber wrongly connected to Mr. Bean death hoax

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 26, 2012 in Entertainment
One of those odd death hoax's on the internet got going today, Feb. 26, this one directed at British actor, Rowan Atkinson. Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, is not dead but very much alive and the rumor appears to have been compounded with more untruths.
It was compounded by stories online suggesting Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop singer, had tweeted against the rumor. Bieber has built a reputation as being a caring fellow, primarily by giving time, effort and money to causes such as Pencils for Promise, the Children's Miracle Network and getting the word out to young people that texting and driving is not a good idea. But he doesn't appear to have gotten involved in the Atkinson hoax and his Twitter page makes no mention of it.
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There is a site that appears to use Bieber's name, at iTunes, that did tweet about the Atkinson death hoax: "Stop joking," the justinbieber @ iTunes site tweeted. "Remember he’s Mr.Bean – who was a part of your childhood and grew up with you. RT to show your respect.” That tweet was mistakenly picked up by numerous online sites as having come from Bieber's page.
At any rate, the tweet on Atkinson was started by a young guy named Michael Robert Meras, who says he did so to amuse friends. His sense of humor might be questioned but there appears nothing malicious about it. When he realized how far it went he tweeted this: "Shutting down now. Sorry guys, RIP Rowan Atkins was just a joke. Sorry for the matter, I never thought it would be that viral."
Atkinson had his birthday in January and turned, and continues to be, 57-years-old.
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