(CNN) Paul Reubens, the actor best known for his role as Pee-Wee Herman has died.
His death was announced in a post on his verified Instagram page Monday.
The post says the beloved actor privately fought cancer for years.
As Pee-Wee Herman, Reubens delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity and kindness.
His last Pee-Wee Herman movie was released in 2016.
Paul Reubens was 70 years-old.
Actor Paul Reubens “pee-wee herman” dead at 70
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