Comedian John Pinette dead at age 50

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Pinette 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.

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Pittsburgh (AP) -- 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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