Numerous media outlets including NYPost.com are reporting that Paul Reubens, known as the character Pee Wee Herman, passed away at the age of 70 after a private battle with cancer that lasted several years. Here is an official statement from the official Pee Wee Herman Facebook page…
“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. 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.”
Reubens was a WWE guest host for an episode of RAW in November of 2010 and won the Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year award at the 2010 Slammy Awards.
Reubens also appeared in a backstage segment with The Rock at Wrestlemania 27.