Comedian John Pinette dies in Pittsburgh, Pa., hotel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Comedian John Pinette was found dead in a Pittsburgh, Pa., hotel room, authorities say. He was 50.
A medical examiner’s office supervisor said he had been suffering liver and heart disease and that his death was due to natural causes.
The Boston native appeared in films including “Duets,” “Dear God,” “The Punisher” and “Junior.” Pinette also guest-starred on the series finale of “Seinfeld,” playing the role of a carjacking victim, whose predicament leads to the show’s main characters to be charged with violating the “good Samaritan” law.
Photo: Comedian John Pinette performs as part of CMT presents “Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops” at The Grand Ole Opry in February 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)