Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens passed away at age 70

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Paul Reubens passed away, according to his publicist. He gained famous for playing the oddball man-child Pee-wee Herman.

He was 70 years old.

“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,”a post on his verified social media 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.”