Paul Reubens ‘Pee-wee Herman’ Dead at Age 70 After Battle with Cancer

By  //  July 31, 2023

played the popular children's character Pee-wee Herman

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(FOX NEWS) – Paul Reubens, the comedian who played the popular children’s character Pee-wee Herman, has died at 70 following a battle with cancer.

“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,” his longtime rep said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital.

“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,” she added.

In a personal statement he wrote before his passing, Reubens addressed his time away from the limelight. It was shared in a social media post published after the news broke of his death.