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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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Susan    

So sorry to hear about this - he was very funny!!

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MadCat    

He was also the STAND-UP that came up the "You here FOUR Ow-wa" bit about himself at a chinese restaurant a lot of people say now. Poor guy.

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Teresa andrews    

A sad day-- MR. Pinette and Mr. Rooney. R.I.P.

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Shaquille O'Neal     

Sad :((((((((((((

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Whocares    

GREAT stand up comedian, super big loss for comedy. RIP, you'll be missed.

199 days ago
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kingcarl    

He's in hot dog heaven!

199 days ago
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TigerLily    

RIP sweet, funny man! You will be missed.
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Starbum    

Very sorry to hear this.

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Double Bubble    

No autopsy? Hope they at least checked his windpipe..Maybe he choked on a chicken wing or the whole chicken..

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Liesl    

RIP to a wonderful, funny man. Thanks for all the laughs and smiles. There is a buffet in heaven. You go now.

199 days ago
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William Foresman    

a few too many cheesburgers

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mindy    

John Pinette, RIP. We loved you so much. John was not just the actor on one episode of Seinfeld. He was one of the funniest comedians to date...funnier than monotone Jerry. johns stand up shows were so hopilarious and was spot on about all the ethnic characterizatiins and his self-deprecating humor. He was also great in Hairspray in Broadway as Edna Turnblad. He had gastric bypass surgery and ai was so sure he was on his way to recovery. This is a complete and utter shock! Such a great man, gone way too soo...he so loved his fans!

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HMm    

Seriously, no autopsy? that's not the point if he was obese. imagine if michael jackson's doctor said to the police he was a wreck so no autopsy is needed?

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Kowny Krush    

Inflated too big and popped?

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Pillsbury Pancakes    

It was NOT a slide. A slide makes you go "weeee!" That made me go "aaaack!" That was a free fall! Grab it and go, grab it and go! I say nay nay.

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