Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-wee Herman, dead at 70
Jul 31, 2023, 11:26 AM | Updated: 11:38 am
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(CNN) — Paul Reubens, who found fame as the quirky man-child character Pee-wee Herman, has died, according to an announcement on his verified social media.
He was 70.
BREAKING: Actor and comedian Paul Reubens, known for his character Pee-wee Herman, has died at age 70, his team says. https://t.co/di7ICe6qG3
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 31, 2023
“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,” the post reads. “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.”
CNN has reached out to a representative for Reubens for further comment.
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