See Mr. Peanut, 104, "Die" in Hilarious Super Bowl Ad
The faithful peanut who has fearlessly represented Planters Peanuts for 104 years took his final monocle-clad blink after he plummeted to his death in the company's Super Bowl commercial.
To say the world is salty is an understatement. Just look at how people on Twitter are responding to the official tweet about his demise.
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that Mr. Peanut has died at 104. In the ultimate selfless act, he sacrificed himself to save his friends when they needed him most. Please pay your respects with #RIPeanut pic.twitter.com/VFnEFod4Zp
— The Estate of Mr. Peanut (@MrPeanut) January 22, 2020
The tweet from The Estate of Mr. Peanut (formerly: the official Mr. Peanut account) prompted a domino effect of mourning to ensue among fellow fans of the cherished nut.
— Pancake115🥞 (@Pancake1151) January 22, 2020
It was a heroic, on-screen death. After a traffic accident, the legume mascot "sacrificed" himself so actors Matt Walsh (Mike from Veep) and Wesley Snipes (Blade from Blade) could live to see another day.
So, this is quite the Wikipedia article. pic.twitter.com/xJnLK3k3C1
— Steve Benko (@SteveBenko) January 22, 2020
The social outpouring has been so vast that a hashtag, #RIPeanut, has started to trend on Twitter. But are the events real? Is this truly the last time we'll see the dapper top hat-wearing peanut as the face of the most classic peanut company out there?
Sadly, yes. A member of the team has confirmed his passing as legitimate. It wasn't a staged act or a convincing theater performance (as his attire would suggest).
"He will be remembered as the legume who always brought people together for nutty adventures and a good time," the company confirmed. "We encourage fans to tune in to Mr. Peanut's funeral during the third quarter of the Super Bowl to celebrate his life."