Comedian John Pinette dies in Pittsburgh, Pa., hotel

Comedian John Pinette dies in Pittsburgh, Pa., hotel

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 β€œDuets,” β€œDear God,” β€œThe Punisher” and β€œJunior.” Pinette also guest-starred on the series finale of β€œSeinfeld,” playing the role of a carjacking victim, whose predicament leads to the show’s main characters to be charged with violating the β€œgood Samaritan” law.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette