- Actor Paul Reubens, better known to the world as Pee Wee Herman, has died at the age of 70 after a battle with cancer.
- It was announced on his official Facebook page that Reubens died Sunday, after he “bravely and privately fought cancer for years”.
- It also included this note from Reubens himself: “Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you.“
- Reubens created the Pee Wee Herman character in the late 70’s, and became an icon in the mid-80’s with the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and the TV series Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
- He also appeared in movies like Mystery Men, Batman Returns, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
- What made Pee Wee Herman such an iconic character? What’s your favorite scene from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure?