Today, there is sad news from the entertainment business:
Paul Reubens, an experienced actor who will always be remembered for creating and playing Pee-wee Herman, died of cancer.
He had turned 70.
“Please forgive me for not telling you what I’ve been going through for the past six years,” the message said.
“My friends, fans, and supporters have always shown me much love and respect.
“I loved you all so much, and it was fun to make art for you.”
At the end of the post, Reubens asked that any “expressions of sympathy” be sent to Stand Up to Cancer or any organization that helps people with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
In 1991, Reubens was arrested for exposing himself in a movie theater in Florida. He later said he wasn’t guilty.
In 2004, Reubens pleaded guilty to a “misdemeanor obscenity charge” that involved photos of children having sexual relations.
He had to go on probation for three years.
We’re sorry for Paul Reubens’s friends, family, and others who cared about him. May he sleep peacefully?