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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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RaineeDrops    

Nevermind, just read liver and heart disease issues.

170 days ago
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Nicole C.    

Unbelievably sad.

170 days ago
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Patricia Enborg    

So sad to lose such a bright light in the comedy world. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed...

170 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

He was funny.

170 days ago
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donkeybutts    

RIP

170 days ago
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YouDontSay    

With all the obesity remarks yet everyone sticks up for gays. You are all prejudice.

170 days ago
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Jessica    

That is an old picture. John had been battling his weight issues and was much slimmer by the time I saw his stage show. He was even slimmer in more recent pics he posted on FB and twitter. Brilliant comedian who could do a two hour show with barely a swear word in it. My whole family young and old have been fans for years. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family. The angels are laughing tonight. RIP John

170 days ago
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zelda    

awwww no more Nay Nay. We will miss you John. RIP

170 days ago
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palermo    

I thought he was hilarious. RIP.

170 days ago
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Bob    

He was on one episode, the last episode so while he was on Seinfeld I would hardly call him a Seinfeld actor, I would call him a stand up comic.

170 days ago
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Mykuh    

That's sad. My he rest in peace in a better place. Love Seinfeld and love stand up. Some people just numb their pain with drugs and food is also an addiction. The hateful comments are uncalled for.

170 days ago
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Lina    

Nay Nay =(

170 days ago
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Nancy    

So sad. He was so funny. Too bad there are so many cowards hiding behind their keyboards with negative remarks. Their lives are lacking and sad.

170 days ago
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RoN    

Love how you dirtbags have to include that last line to drag yet another person through the mud. TMZ is nothing but trash.

170 days ago
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MelissaGorgatheStripper    

Wow..."Seinfeld Actor"...are you kidding TMZ? Bad enough you people are such sleazy "reporters", you don't even give the guy credit where it's due. He was not an actor on Seinfeld, he played a bit part as a celebrity guest star for 30 seconds in the final episode. He had a tremendously successful career as a standup comedian.

I'd say "Get your facts straight" but that's not something that happens at TMZ.

170 days ago
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