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  • 7 April 2014, 15:14

John Pinette Found Dead In Hotel Room

John Pinette, a stand-up comedian who guest-starred as the victim of a carjacking in the final episode of Seinfeld, has died at 50.

Pinette died of natural causes on Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said.

His body was discovered by family members.

The chubby Pinette was a self-deprecating presence on stage.

He was known for making jokes about his weight during stand-up specials like Show Me the Buffett, I'm Starvin'! and Still Hungry.

A Boston native, Pinette appeared in movies like Junior, The Punisher and Dear God.

He also appeared on stage in a national tour of Hairspray as Edna Turnblad, the mother of the play's heroine.

In the final episode of Seinfeld, Pinette portrayed an overweight man who gets carjacked at gunpoint.

The show's stars stand by and watch the incident and make fun of the man's weight before they are arrested by a police officer for violating the Good Samaritan Law.

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