Seinfeld Actor And Comedian John Pinette Dead At 50Published on April 7, 2014. Updated August 12, 2014
Pinette spent time in rehab last year for prescription drug abuse. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in his death.
Schapiro says Pinette was in Pittsburgh for a family function.
Pinette had several concert dates scheduled for the coming weeks, including a handful of shows in Ontario, Canada, beginning this Thursday.
Pinette appeared on various TV shows and films throughout his career. Most notably, he was a guest star in the Seinfeld finale, playing a man who is carjacked. Jerry Seinfeld and his friends failed to help the man, leading to their arrest under a so-called “Good Samaritan Law.”
Pinette released several stand-up CDs and DVDs, the titles of which typically referenced his heavyset frame. His most recent DVD, Still Hungry, was released in 2011. He was in the middle of writing a new special titled John Pinette, They Call Me Slim.
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