Paul Reubens: Creator of Pee-wee Herman, a Symbol of Childlike Whimsy

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Paul Reubens, Creator of Pee-wee Herman, Is Dead at 70”:

Paul Reubens, the comic actor whose bow-tied, childlike alter-ego Pee-wee Herman became an unlikely if almost uncategorizable movie and television sensation in the 1980s, died in Los Angeles.

His death, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, was confirmed by his longtime representative, Kelly Bush Novak, who said he had “privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit.”