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Paul Reubens, Pee-Wee Herman star, dead at 70

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Comedian Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-Wee Herman, has died at 70. 

According to an official statement, Paul Reubens had been fighting cancer for the past 6 years. It is something he deliberately kept quiet.

“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,” his Estate wrote. “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.”
The statement also included a statement from Reubens himself, who apologized for not disclosing the matter publicly. 

“Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years,” he wrote. “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 first created the character of Pee-Wee as part of The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He went onto star in a popular stage show, three films - Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Big Top Pee-Wee, and Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday - and of course hosted the popular Pee-Wee’s Playhouse that was a staple for 80’s and 90’s kids everywhere.

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