Pee-wee Herman actor Paul Reubens useless at 70: Celebs react

A number of celebrities – together with Jimmy Kimmel, Natasha Lyonne and Judd Apatow – took to social media to mourn the lack of Paul Reubens following his demise on the age of 70 on Sunday.

The official Instagram web page for Reubens’ famed Pee-wee Herman character introduced the information Monday that he died after “bravely and privately” combating most cancers.

“Paul Reubens was like nobody else – a superb and authentic comic who made children and their mother and father snicker on the identical time. He by no means forgot a birthday and shared his real delight for silliness with everybody he met. My household and I’ll miss him,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted on Monday.

“That is devastating. Really heartbreaking. Paul was such a comedy genius. From his [David] Letterman appearances to his TV exhibits and flicks, he was so authentic and hilarious. And such a candy man too,” Paul Feig tweeted.

The “Bridesmaids” director added that Reubens’ demise is a “enormous loss for comedy” earlier than thanking him for “all of the laughs.”


Paul Reubens and Jimmy Kimmel posing together
A number of celebrities – together with Jimmy Kimmel – took to social media to mourn the lack of Paul Reubens following his demise on the age of 70 on Sunday.
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Paul Reubens and David Letterman sitting on "Late Show with David Letterman"
Director Paul Feig particularly talked about Reubens’ appearances on the “Late Present with David Letterman.”
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“Love you a lot, Paul. One in every of time. Thanks for my profession & your ceaselessly friendship all these years & for instructing us what a real authentic is.❤️❤️💔#PaulReubens #PeeWeeHerman,” Natasha Lyonne tweeted.

Judd Apatow – who produced “Pee-wee’s Massive Vacation” in 2016 – additionally commented on the “devastating information” underneath the Instagram announcement.

“We obtained to spend a few years working with Paul on Pee Wee’s Massive Vacation and obtained to see his genius and kindness up shut. He made the world so pleased! Among the largest laughs I’ve each skilled was watching him carry out stay. He’s irreplaceable. ❤️,” Apatow wrote.


Paul Reubens acting as Pee-wee Herman
The “Pee-wee Herman” actor died after a non-public battle with most cancers.
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Reubens apologized to his followers in his posthumous assertion for retaining quiet about his prolonged most cancers battle.

“Please settle for my apology for not going public with what I’ve been going through the final six years,” Reubens wrote. “I’ve all the time felt an enormous quantity of affection and respect from my pals, followers and supporters.

“I’ve beloved you all a lot and loved making artwork for you,” he concluded.

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