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Comedian John Pinette dies at 50

Pinette was on a cross-country comedy tour when he died.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 7, 2014 at 8:17 AM

PITTSBURGH, April 7 (UPI) -- Stand-up comedian and actor John Pinette was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday of natural causes.

Pinette's manager, Larry Shapiro, said the actor had died from a pulmonary embolism. Pinette had been treated for heart and liver disease. He also entered treatment for a prescription pill addiction last year.

Pinette had comedic roles on film and television and was best known for his role in the finale of Seinfeld, in which he played a man whose car was stolen by Kramer, George, Jerry and Elaine.

At the time of his death, Pinette was on a cross-country comedy tour until June.

[The Hollywood Reporter]
[TMZ]

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