David Hasselhoff remembers his late roommate Paul Reuben.
The Baywatch actor, 71, paid tribute to the late actor, whose passing at the age of 70 was announced to PEOPLE on Monday, by sharing a retro black-and-white photo of himself with Reubens.
"Paul Reubens was a great, great friend," Hasselhoff wrote in his caption. "He gave me the muppets for my birthday and never forgot anyone’s birthday from our class."
"He was in my class at CalArts and roommates!" Hasselhoff recalled of their time together at the California Institute of the Arts. "He was always kind to me and to everyone. He will be missed. #paulreubens #peeweeherman."
As Pee-wee Herman in a suit and bow tie, Hasselhoff can be seen grinning next to Reubens in the picture. Over the photograph, there is a note in pen that reads, "To my ‘ol college buddy David aarrrrrrr! Your pal, Peewee Herman and David."
Reubens' agent disclosed on Monday that the actor battled cancer for years before passing away.
"Last night we said farewell to Paul Reubens, an iconic American actor, comedian, writer and producer whose beloved character Pee-wee Herman delighted generations of children and adults with his positivity, whimsy and belief in the importance of kindness," a statement from Reubens’ rep to PEOPLE read.
"Paul bravely and privately fought cancer for years with his trademark tenacity and wit. A gifted and prolific talent, he will forever live in the comedy pantheon and in our hearts as a treasured friend and man of remarkable character and generosity of spirit."
Additionally, Reubens' official Instagram feed verified the information.