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April 7th, 2014, 01:25 AM
John Pinette Dead: Comedian And 'Seinfeld' Actor Dies At 50 (VIDEO)


John Pinette was found dead on April 6. The comedian was discovered in his Pittsburgh hotel room (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/comedian-john-pinette-dead-at-693981) around 2:30 p.m., according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

TMZ reports that (http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/06/john-pinette-dead-dies-hotel-room-comedian-seinfeld-finale/) Pinette was suffering from liver and heart disease. Though no autopsy has been performed, his manager, Larry Schapiro, told the Hollywood Reporter that Pinette died from a pulmonary embolism (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/comedian-john-pinette-dead-at-693981).

In August of 2013, Pinette cancelled a standup routine and checked into rehab for prescription pill addiction (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2403566/Seinfeld-star-John-Pinette-checks-rehab-addiction-prescription-medication.html). He was currently on tour from April to June, with set dates scheduled through the U.S. and Canada.

Pinette's resume includes films such as "The Punisher" (2004) and "The Last Godfather" (2010). He is best known for his 1998 role in "Seinfeld," as the man who was mugged in the final episode of the show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPnK0NCn_MQ).


April 7th, 2014, 08:51 AM
Aww he was funny.

On camping: "Maine is nice but it's also the setting for a lot of Stephen King novels."

"...in those movies the fat guy always dies 2nd or 3rd!"

My first lol of the day.

April 7th, 2014, 12:27 PM
My earliest exposure to Pinete - he was still very large than. This one is a classic.

April 10th, 2014, 08:27 PM
Oddly enough, I remember him more for his stand up routines than any appearance on Sienfeld.

The Finale?