John Pinette, Stand-Up Comedian, Dead at 50

John Pinette Headshot

The comic, who appeared in the finale of TV’s “Seinfield,” was found Sunday in a Pittsburgh hotel room

John Pinette, a stand-up comedian who appeared in films and on TV, was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room Sunday.

His manager, Larry Schapiro, told TheWrap that the 50-year-old Pinette suffered from a pulmonary embolism, though there has been no autopsy.

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Pinette, who was on a tour of the U.S. and Canada that was to extend through June, was best known for his appearance in the finale of TV’s “Seinfeld,” in which he played a man who was mugged while getting out of his car.

Pinette’s film credits included roles in 1994’s “Junior,” 2004’s “The Punisher” and “The Last Godfather” in 2010.

On television, he appeared in the sitcoms “Vinnie & Bobby” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “High Tide.”

Comics Caroline Rhea and Larry the Cable Guy were among industry colleagues who offered condolences Sunday via Twitter: