Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) Dies at 70 After Long Battle With Cancer. R.I.P

Paul Reubens was the mind and body behind the legendary children’s character Pee-wee Herman. He started off as a kind off sketch comedy/stand-up comedian before getting his own TV show. Many grew up with Pee-wee in the 80’s and 90’s. He provided positive clean fun, and even the parents enjoyed some of the hidden mature yet clean humor he provided. After years of battling cancer, he was now passed away this day of July 31, 2023, at 70 years old.

Who Was Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman)

Paul Reubens is an American actor, writer, and comedian best known for his iconic character, Pee-wee Herman. Paul Reubens created the character Pee-wee Herman in the 1980s, and it became hugely popular through stage shows, TV programs, and movies.

Pee-wee Herman is a quirky, childlike character known for his red bowtie, gray suit, and distinctive high-pitched voice. The character gained fame through the stage show “The Pee-wee Herman Show” and the successful children’s TV series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” which aired from 1986 to 1990. He also starred in the feature film “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” directed by Tim Burton, in 1985.

However, Paul Reubens faced some controversy in the early ’90s when he was arrested on charges related to indecent exposure. Following this, the Pee-wee Herman character was put on hold for some time. Still, Paul Reubens later returned to the character, doing stage performances and appearances in various media.

Aside from his Pee-wee Herman persona, Paul Reubens has appeared in numerous other films and TV shows, showcasing his versatility as an actor and comedian. He was in many classic movies such as Meatballs 2, Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie, and Blues Brother. He had probably one of the best on screen death scenes ever in Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, and had a big role in the superhero comedy Mystery Men. Late in his career he did more voice acting jobs in shows like Tom and Jerry and Voltron.