'Pee-wee's Playhouse' Genie John Paragon Dead at 66

Sad news from the world of Pee Wee's Playhouse.

John Paragon, the actor that portrayed Jambi the Genie, has passed away at the age of 66..

TMZ reports:

The Riverside County Coroner tells TMZ John died back in April ... but at this point, his cause of death is unclear.

As Jambi the Genie, John's face would appear in a jeweled box whenever Pee-wee Herman wished for something. JP was dressed in blue makeup with a red and gold turban. John also voiced Pterri the Pterodactyl on the show.

In addition to playing 2 characters, John wrote several episodes for 'Playhouse' and worked with Paul Reubens in writing "Pee-wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special" way back in 1988, earning an Emmy Award nomination for Best Writing in a Children's Special.

John also made appearances on "Seinfeld" and acted in movies including "UHF", "The Frog Prince," "Eating Raoul" and "Echo Park."

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