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    Pee-wee Herman Star Paul Reubens Dies At The Age Of 70, Cause Of Death

    The iconic character Pee-wee Herman was portrayed by the actor Paul Reubens. The star passed away at the age of 70 on July 30, 2023, after a private bout of cancer. But the actor is going to live through millions of hearts that have been delighted by his funny tactics, whimsy, and kindness.

    Paul Reubens made Pee-wee Herman unforgettable among the masses. The character was made iconic with the bright red bowtie, grey suits, and flattop haircut with a high-pitched and squeaky voice. In recent years, Paul Reubens has been living out of the spotlight. And his sudden death has shocked many.

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    Paul Reubens Was Battling Cancer

    Paul Reubens
    Paul Reubens

    It was on July 30, 2023, that Paul Reubens struggled with cancer for six long years. He died at a hospital in Los Angeles. Keely Bush Novak, Paul Reubens’ publicist was the one to share the news with the world. The comic icon was first diagnosed with a brain tumor six years ago, which was surgically removed back then. The specific cancer that took the actor’s life ultimately has not been revealed.

    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,” Ruebens said in a statement that was posted after his death by his representative.

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    Paul Reubens’ Career And Show

    Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman
    Paul Reubens

    The comedian and producer, Paul Reubens started his career back in the 1970s when he became part of the Los Angeles live comedy group, the Groundlings. Reubens bought out ‘The Pee-wee Herman Show‘ in the 1980s, from a fictional character he had in mind for years. Soon it became a cult favorite and the show ran for five sold-out months. This achievement landed him an opportunity to work with HBO.

    The show grew to become two films, ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and ‘Big Top Pee-wee‘, the former directed by Tim Burton. It then became a weekend morning show on CBS called ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse‘ from 1986 to 1990. The show came to an end in 1991, after Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult movie theatre. The role was revived in 2010 with ‘The Pee-wee Herman Show‘ on Broadway and several other appearances. Finally came the movie ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday‘, which serves as Reubens’ final film role before death.

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