John Pinette, a fluffy stand-up comedian who portrayed the helpless carjack victim in the season finale of ‘Seinfeld’ has died at the age of 50. John reportedly died of natural causes.
John Pinette, 50, died on April 5, at a hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. according to a statement released by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office on April 6. Pinette’s agent confirmed his death.
John Pinette: Actor & Comedian Dead At 50
John might be remembered most for his stand-up acts during which he always poked fun at his own weight. Most of his stand-up specials had titles like Show Me The Buffett, I’m Starvin, and Still Hungry, reports USAToday.
The funny man had been working on another stand-up project when he passed away, his agent, Nick Nuciforo, said.
“He should be celebrated for the amazing comedian he was,” Nick added.
A native of Boston, John appeared in The Punisher, and had three stand-up comedy shows that were released on DVD. However, his most memorable performance was playing the chunky carjacking victim whose incident drops the Seinfeld stars in front of a judge for failing to help under a “good Samaritan” law.
John Dies At 50 In Pittsburgh Hotel
Sadly, this is the second Seinfeld finale actor to die in as many months. Actor James Rebhorn, who died on March 21, played the role of the district attorney that sent Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to jail for not helping John!
Jame’s agent confirmed that he passed away from cancer. “He died from melanoma, which had been diagnosed in 1992,” Dianne Busch stated.
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