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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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L.G.    

My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing John in New Jersey and his show was hilarious. I am so shocked to hear the news. My sympathy to his family. What a wonderful comedian. When you left his show, you forgot your problems and really had a belly laugh through the whole show. RIP John.

206 days ago
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L.G.    

You know I just read some of the comments from morons. This talented entertainer lost his life, and you idiots choose to make such awful comments. What a bunch of sickos. How would you morons like it if people commented about your loved ones like that. You ignorant morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

206 days ago
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MADDIE    

R.I.P. ...So many talented people die so young. . To those of you who have nothing else to do .... "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Respect him and his family during this time.

206 days ago
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MADDIE    

R.I.P. ...So many talented people die so young. . To those of you who have nothing else to do .... "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. Respect him and his family during this time.

206 days ago
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wildman5    

Tmz got it wrong.John pinette was not known as a sienfeld actor.Everyone knew John pinette already from his standup work.Give credit where credit is due TMZ he was a brilliant comedian and deserves to be recognized as such

206 days ago
111.

life    

Sad... he was a great comedian

206 days ago
112.

Evelyn    

Funniest man ever! Had the pleasure of seeing him live three times. Loved and laughed through every minute of his shows. So very sad. R.I.P.

204 days ago
113.

Joseph    

What did this person do to warrant such cruel remarks from you? Did he run over your cat, maybe steal your newspaper, oh nothing, he just died, hey some overweight guy just died, time to swoop in and tell the world how skinny you are , you jealous attention whores, this isn't pretend, this guy really struggled with his weight all his life and died in the process, he doesn't deserve your faceless cheap shots, you just tip your hat show your respect and walk on and leave this guys memory alone.

199 days ago
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Bret    

Was there a ham sandwich nearby?

187 days ago
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