Sad news today as we mourn the passing of renowned actor Paul Reubens at the age of 70. He brought joy and laughter to countless fans worldwide with his iconic portrayal of Pee-wee Herman.
Paul’s talent and contributions to the entertainment industry will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Paul Reubens.
Paul Reubens, widely recognized as Pee-wee Herman from Pee-wee’s Playhouse, tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 70 after a valiant six-year battle with cancer, which he had kept private.
His illustrious career commenced in the 1970s as a talented improv comedian and stage actor with the esteemed Groundlings comedy troupe in LA.
Reubens gained fame for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman in the TV series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as well as in the films The Pee-wee Herman Show, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
While he temporarily retired the character after a 1991 arrest for indecent exposure at an adult theater, he triumphantly resurrected Pee-wee Herman in 2010 with The Pee-wee Herman Show revival.
Beyond Pee-wee, Reubens showcased his versatility with roles like the Unilu Swap Shop Owner in the animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender. He lent his distinctive voice to various iconic projects, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Adventure Time, and The Smurfs.
Source | Variety (Ethan Shanfeld)