Paul Reubens, Known for His Character Pee-wee Herman, Dead at 70 After 6-Year Fight Against Cancer
"I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you,” Reubens posted on his Instagram.
Paul Reubens, known for his character Pee-wee Herman, died on Sunday night after a six-year fight against cancer.
Shortly after his death, a message from Reubens was posted on Instagram.
“Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years,” Reubens wrote. “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.”
Reubens created his iconic comic character Pee-wee Herman in the 1970’s. The character’s trademark quiff, bow-tie and distinctive voice made him rise to fame in the 1980’s.
The actor’s estate said the Pee-wee character “delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness.”
Reubens was 70 years old.
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