Slammy Award Winner Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) Passes Away

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The legendary Paul Reubens, who was best known for playing Pee Wee Herman, has passed away at the age of 70.

There was some sad news on Monday as we learned that actor Paul Reubens, who many people know as the legendary Pee Wee Herman, died at the age of 70. He had a private battle with cancer.

Paul’s family sent out this message on Instagram to pay tribute to the beloved actor.

“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.”

In addition to that, there was a message from Paul himself on Instagram with a message for his fans.

“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.”

Many media outlets are paying tribute to Reubens, including Variety, who wrote about his legendary role as Pee Wee Herman.

“In 1985, he teamed with Tim Burton on “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” the character’s feature film debut, which was a critical and commercial success. Reubens returned three years later for a follow-up film, “Big Top Pee-wee,” helmed by Randal Kleiser. The character transitioned to television from 1986 to 1990, on CBS’ weekend morning show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

Influenced by vintage kids’ shows like “Captain Kangaroo,” the artistically groundbreaking “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” won several Emmys and featured colorful postmodernist set design and music from New Wave icons like Mark Mothersbaugh, Cindy Lauper and the Residents, along with guest stars including Laurence Fishburne, Natasha Lyonne and Jimmy Smits.”

Paul Reubens’s Role In WWE

There were some notable appearances for Pee Wee Herman in WWE as well. He was the guest host of WWE Monday Night Raw on November 1, 2010. While there, he interacted with The Miz and Alex Riley along with the Big Show.

In addition to that, Pee Wee even won a Slammy Award for Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year as well.

At WrestleMania 27 in 2011, which was hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Pee Wee appeared in a backstage segment on the show.

Pee Wee told The Rock and Mean Gene Okerlund that he was John Cena’s number one fan. By the end of it, Pee Wee became a fan of The Rock too.

Everybody at TJRWrestling sends our condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Paul Reubens, who gave us a lot of laughs as Pee Wee Herman for many decades.