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'Seinfeld' Actor

Found Dead in Hotel Room

4/6/2014 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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John Pinette DeadStandup comedian John Pinette -- best known for his role as the guy who got mugged in the "Seinfeld" finale -- was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday ... TMZ has learned.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says Pinette died in his Sheraton Hotel room around 2:30 PM ... and foul play is NOT suspected.

According to reports ... the medical examiner did not perform an autopsy because Pinette's personal physician said the actor had been suffering from liver and heart disease.

Pinette had checked into rehab for a prescription pill addiction last August.

He was 50.



John Pinette Dead

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Pavlov    

Hilarious stand up act. He's going to be missed.

208 days ago
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Lil-za    

Rip.

208 days ago
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SunsetStarfish    

Very funny guy. So sad to hear this news.

208 days ago
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Lil-za    

Then again prescription pill addiction?? Oh well ... Rip

208 days ago
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naue7    

too many burgers?

208 days ago
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SNAFU    

He was genuinely funny. Too bad. RIP

208 days ago
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Ann    

I just watched his video on YouTube "Oh Nay, Nay" a couple days ago. That is a fantastic performance. This is very sad. He was so talented. His humor so original.

208 days ago
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BigSamStewart    

Very sad and even worse because it's not a surprise.

208 days ago
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Vote2012    

Maybe he died because he was grossly obese and his fat encased heart just gave out? They should take a picture of his heart and publish it throughout the media to show what fat does to human organs.

208 days ago
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namers    

That's always sad. RIP.

208 days ago
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Sascatchulokino    

Stand up comedian? Barely...cause, he was fat!!!

208 days ago
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cj    

RIP John.

208 days ago
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sophiastormy    

pills and booze, and his liver and heart was diseased, that will do it.

208 days ago
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Truth    

OBESITY IS HELLUVA DRUG... #TRUTH!!

208 days ago
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Miss Bu    

RIP

208 days ago
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