Many people have left a mark on pop culture, but Pee Wee Herman stands in a league of his own for many fans. Paul Reubens, the man behind his iconic character, has sadly passed away, and that affected many who he encountered, especially in the pro wrestling world.
On Sunday night, Paul Reubens, the beloved actor renowned for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman, passed away at the age of 70 after a private battle with cancer.
In a heartfelt statement shared on Instagram after his passing, Paul Reubens expressed his regrets for not disclosing his six-year-long struggle publicly. He conveyed his gratitude for the immense love, respect, and support he had always received from his friends, fans, and well-wishers throughout his career. Creating art for his audience brought him immense joy, and he cherished each and every one of them dearly.
Pee Wee Herman spent some time on WWE television, and that will be remembered by fans as a great special guest star. Corey Graves tweeted out after news of Paul Reubens’ passing broke, as he expressed sadness when he lost a friend.
Every year, my friend Paul would bombard me with texts, emails & occasionally videos wishing me a “Happy Birthday.”
His Christmas cards were legendary.
I grew up a fan of Pee Wee. I was lucky to become friends with Paul Reubens.
May the laughter he gave us all live on forever.
Pee Wee Herman will be remembered for many reasons, and his iconic Pee Wee’s Playhouse went on to expire many, including Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House. Only time will tell what kind of lasting impression his concepts and imagination leave on the world from this point on, but this is certainly a sad day for his fans.
We will continue updating this article as more reactions come out. This is new information, so people are still reacting to this sad news.
RIP Pee Wee Herman, you might be gone, but you will never be forgotten.