Comedian John Pinette dies at 50

Chubby stand-up comedian and hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of "Seinfeld,'' John Pinette has died. He was 50.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office says Pinette died at a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday.

Pinette appeared in movies including "The Punisher'' and had a trio of stand-up shows released on DVD but was perhaps best known as the portly carjacking victim whose plight lands the "Seinfeld'' stars before a judge for failing to help under a "good Samaritan'' law.

Agent Nick Nuciforo says Pinette had been working on another stand-up project when he died.

The medical examiner's office says Pinette's death was from natural causes.



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  1. Alex posted on 04/06/2014 11:27 PM
    RIP, John. You are the funnest comedian ever.
  2. Kari posted on 04/07/2014 02:34 PM
    How sad...................
    A true talent and such a funny man.
    He will be very missed.
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