Unfortunately, Paul Reubens is no longer with us. The Hollywood actor who played the irrepressible, joyfully childlike Pee-wee Herman, has passed away. At the time of his demise, he was 70 years old.
As per Variety, the Pee-wee Herman star died following a battle with cancer on Sunday night. The sad news of Paul Reubens’ death was announced by his team on social media. Continue reading further to learn more about Paul Reubens including his acting career, net worth, and more.
Paul Reubens’ 2023 net worth revealed as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ star dies at 70
Paul Reubens who was a prolific actor, writer, and producer had a net worth of somewhat around $5 million, Celebrity Net Worth reveals. He died on Sunday, July 30, 2023, nearly six years after his diagnosis.
Throughout his illustrious career which spanned over four decades, Paul was a part of many movies and TV shows. He shot to fame for his performances as Pee-wee Herman. The popular character was also seen on shows like The Pee-wee Herman Show, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie, and Nice Dreams.
Reubens also starred in movies such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matilda, and Mystery Men. In addition to this, he appeared in television shows like The Conners, American Dad! and Gotham. He voiced the character of Pavel in the science fiction series Tron: Uprising. He also voiced different characters in video games like Wilson’s Heart and Minecraft: Story Mode.
Before his death, Paul was working on two Pee-wee Herman projects, one of them is a black comedy titled “The Pee-wee Herman Story” and the other one is a family adventure film called “Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Movie.”
Paul Reubens passes away at 70 after cancer battle
Paul Reubens’ passing was confirmed by his team on social media. A heartfelt tribute was paid to the star on Instagram. In a statement issued on his Instagram page after his death, he wrote, “Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years.”
Reubens went on to say, “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.”
The caption of the Instagram post read, “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.”
It further read, “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.”
Paul Reubens is survived by his sister, Abby, and brother, Luke. We send our sincere condolences to the family members and close friends of Paul Reubens during this tragic time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.