Pee-wee Herman Actor Paul Reubens Dies After ‘Privately’ Battling Cancer

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Paul Reubens, the actor behind the iconic Pee-wee Herman character has died on Sunday after succumbing to cancer. He was 70 years old.

“Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit,” a post on his Instagram profile read. “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.”

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