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Comic John Pinette dead at 50

Published Apr. 8, 2014

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.