Reubens is best known for his portrayal of the comedic character “Pee-Wee Herman” in numerous films. He made his acting debut alongside Hollywood greats John Belushi and Bill Murray (“Things We Did Last Summer”).
In addition to his role as Pee-wee, Reubens has appeared in numerous major film and television productions, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman Returns, Matilda, Blow and The Smurfs on the big screen, and has appeared in series such as The Blacklist, Gotham, 30 Rock, What We Do in the Shadows and Star Wars Rebels.
Pee-Wee Herman actor Paul Reubens has died
Reubens had battled cancer for years. In the US, Reubens was one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry.
“Last night we said goodbye to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman has delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, humor and belief in the importance of kindness has,” read a statement on his Instagram page.