Comedian John Pinette Dies
He played mugging victim in Seinfeld finale
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2014 1:04 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Veteran comedian John Pinette has been found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room. He was 50 years old. The comic, best known for his appearance as an overweight mugging victim in the final episode of Seinfeld, died of a pulmonary embolism, his manager tells the Hollywood Reporter. Pinette, a regular on the comedy touring circuit and at festivals like Montreal's Just for Laughs, often joked about his own weight in stand-up performances with titles like "Show Me the Buffett," and "Still Hungry," USA Today reports. He was working on another project when he died, and "should be celebrated for the amazing comedian he was," his agent says.

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sunniladi
Apr 8, 2014 5:15 AM CDT
he was a great comedian, just hilarious. what I appreciated about him most was that he wasn't filthy and vulgar the way so many are these days. you could watch him on the comedy channel and understand everything he said, because half of it wasn't bleeped! you'll be missed john. very much. love you.
SJay
Apr 7, 2014 8:06 PM CDT
I'll miss him. Guy made me LOL and put me in a good mood whenever I saw him on TV.
UncleJohn
Apr 7, 2014 5:52 PM CDT
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