Pee-wee Herman Death, American actor, comedian Paul Reubens died at 70

Pee-wee Herman Death, American actor, comedian Paul Reubens died at 70

Paul Reubens Death – Paul Reubens, an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and children’s entertainer has passed away. He was known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Pee-wee Herman was 70 years old at the time of his passing. He was announced dead today, Monday, the 31st of July 2023. Reubens bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit.

“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.”

Who was Pee-wee Herman?

Paul Reubens was born on August 27, 1952. He was an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and children’s entertainer. He is known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor.

In 1982, Reubens began appearing in a show about a character he had been developing for years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show, and ran for five sold-out months; HBO also produced a successful special about it.

Paul Reubens, portraying the iconic character Pee-wee, became a cult figure after his feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), directed by Tim Burton, achieved both financial and critical success, turning into a cult film. He continued to appear as Pee-wee in a children’s program called Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS from 1986 to 1990.

However, in 1991, Reubens faced a setback when he was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theatre, which significantly affected his public image. This led him to take a break from the Pee-wee character for some time.

In 1999, Reubens made a comeback in major projects like Mystery Men and Blow. He started giving interviews as himself rather than in character. Since 2006, Reubens has been making cameo appearances in various projects, including TV shows like Reno 911!, 30 Rock, and The Blacklist, and he also lent his voice to the Disney XD series Tron: Uprising.

Throughout the years, Reubens has been working on two potential Pee-wee films: one with a dark and adult theme titled The Pee-wee Herman Story, and the other a family-friendly epic adventure named Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Movie. In 2010, he starred in The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway. In 2016, he co-wrote and starred in the Netflix original film Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, reprising his beloved role as Pee-wee Herman.

The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Paul Reubens.

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