On the Third Anniversary of Kobe’s Death, Everyone Is Worried Mr. Bean Has Died Too
On this day in 2020, the world suffered a tragic loss after the passing of Kobe Bean Bryant, and his daughter Gianna. As 'RIP Bean' messages began rolling in on Twitter, those who weren't familiar with Bryant's middle name began to assume that another legend had passed; Mr. Bean.
An honest mistake. Most die hard sports fans know that Kobe Bryant is referred to as 'Bean'. But for those who didn't, it made for some entertaining tweets.
Dang, got worried when I saw RIP Bean trending. Thought we lost this legend pic.twitter.com/8QrOoWnVM3— Matthew (@Mattrcast) January 26, 2023
Thought Mr. Bean died because "RIP Bean" is trending.— Ian Hamilton GDC 2023 (@hmltn) January 26, 2023
I saw "RIP Bean" trending and thought Rowan Atkinson had died. He's OK! pic.twitter.com/tsLJrauvCN— John Winterbauer (@WinterbauerJohn) January 26, 2023
We can confirm Rowan Atkinson is alive and well. The actor known for his iconic role as Mr. Bean just celebrated his 68th birthday this month. The internet was still concerned.
Saw #RIPBEAN trending and was filled with such mixed feelings - is it the good bean or the bad bean?— Christina (@crsawinton) January 26, 2023
Turns out it's neither one. pic.twitter.com/PLhjruEV9x
#RipBean— @MordMcGhee, Author (@Mordhyrgm) January 26, 2023
You sons of b…
The trend has nothing to do with Rowan. pic.twitter.com/g6Vgt54x68
Saw RIP Bean and Thought it was about Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson)...but its not.— MAJ_Madden (@MAJ_Madden) January 26, 2023
Actually for the loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna several years ago. pic.twitter.com/9IQPm49y1v
As Mr. Bean lives on, we remember Kobe Bryant on the third anniversary of his untimely passing. Now that we're all (myself included) aware of the legend's middle name, from the bottom of our hearts... Rest in Peace, Bean.