R.I.P. Pee-Wee Herman: Paul Reubens Passes Away at 70

Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman in a still from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure – Video included below

Paul Reubens, best known for his portrayal of Pee Wee Herman, passed away on Sunday night at the age of 70 after a brave six-year battle with cancer. Before his passing, he penned a heartfelt farewell message, revealing his illness and sincerely apologizing to his loyal fans. The statement was made public after his death. I will always remember Paul because he was one of the first celebrities who directly linked Geeks are Sexy, and he did it a few times via his official site and social media.

“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.”

And a memorable scene from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure as a last farewell to the man.