Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens dies


Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens dies

US actor Paul Reubens, who came to fame in the 1980s as children’s TV star Pee-wee Herman, has died.

The 70-year-old died overnight after a six-year battle with cancer, his team said on Monday.

A statement describing Reubens as an “iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer” was posted to his Facebook account.

It said: “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.”

In an additional post on his Instagram page, the actor is quoted apologising for “not going public with what I’ve been facing over the last six years”.

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“I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you,” he was quoted saying.

Reubens rose to fame in the 1980s playing the whimsical, child-like character on TV and in movies. He wore a grey suit and red bow tie while delighting children with his distinctive ‘heh heh heh’ laugh.


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