Paul Reubens’ cause of death was announced a month after his death at the age of 70.
The actor, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman, died as a result of acute hypoxic respiratory failure, according to his death certificate The explosion.
Accordingly HealthyLinethe condition occurs “when your lungs cannot deliver enough oxygen to your blood, preventing your organs from functioning properly.”
The condition also occurs “when your lungs cannot remove carbon dioxide from your blood,” the outlet adds.
At the time of his death, Reubens was also battling two types of cancer.
According to the outlet, his primary cancer battle was classified as acute myeloid leukemia and described as a sequential underlying cause.
Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer that affects blood cells and bone marrow. said the National Cancer Institute.
Reubens also battled metastatic lung cancer, which spreads to the other lung or other parts of the body.
Reubens died on July 30 at the age of 70 after years of keeping his cancer diagnosis a secret.
“Paul courageously and privately battled cancer for years, with his trademark tenacity and wit,” his representative told The Post at the time of his death.
“A gifted and prolific talent, he will live forever in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity.”
A post on his official Instagram account added a quote from Reubens that he intended to pass on directly to his fans after his death: “Please accept my apology for not going public with what I have experienced over the last six years. I have always felt great love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I loved you all so much and I enjoyed making art for you.”
Reubens became a household name after landing the role of Pee-wee Herman in the 1985 Tim Burton-directed film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
The film’s huge success led to his character having his own CBS Saturday morning show called Pee-wee’s Playhouse from 1986 to 1991.
The show received 15 Emmy awards over its four-year run, while Reubens himself was nominated for three Emmys.
His star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame was awarded to him in 1988 under the name of his famous character.
He also boasted roles in shows like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham and The Blacklist.
Reubens was reportedly cremated and will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.