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Paul Reubens, Pee-wee Herman actor, dies at 70



Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens: Photo from Facebook

Actor Paul Reubens, well-known as “Pee-wee Herman”,  died on Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The news was announced over social media.

“Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness. Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit. A gifted and prolific talent, he will forever live in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity of spirit.”

Reubens was the star of “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” in 1985 and was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards.


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