Paul Reubens Passes Away At 70, Jack White Shares An Emotional Eulogy

Elifnaz Yuksel

Former The White Stripes’ Jack White paid tribute to actor Paul Reubens, posting from his official IG. In his eulogy, Jack began by confirming Paul’s passing and continued by praising him and cherishing their friendship:

“The great Paul Reubens has moved on to a better place. He was the creator of the genius character Pee-wee Herman and an actor and comedian of incredible talent. Paul was a good friend to me and reached out any time he felt I was in need.”

White also mentioned Reubens’ generosity and praised his musical taste:

“A generous soul who never forgot a birthday or Christmas card for those he loved. Paul had incredible taste in music and was very funny in everyday life.”

The guitarist also recalled their first encounter:

“I first got to witness his gift while filming a video for the Raconteurs together, and we became friends instantly. I was just thinking about you last night, Paul. Peace be with you. – Jack White III.”

Paul Reubens first developed the Pee-wee character in the ’70s as an improvisational comedian at ‘The Groundlings.’ He had his own show, ‘The Pee-wee Herman Show,’ produced a film directed by Tim Burton, and had a kids’ show, ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse,’ until 1990. He faced legal issues and was arrested in 1991 for indecent exposure and in 2002 for possession of child pornography.

You can watch The Raconteurs’ ‘Steady, As She Goes’ with Paul Reubens’ appearance below. Also, you can find Jack White’s Instagram post here.

Share This Article