Skip to comments.‘Seinfeld’ actor John Pinette, 50, dies in Pittsburgh hotel
Posted on 04/07/2014 4:57:01 AM PDT by Gamecock
John Pinette, 50, a standup comedian and actor who suffered from liver and heart disease, died of natural causes on Saturday afternoon at the Sheraton hotel in Pittsburgh, reports say.
The comedians personal doctor signed off on the cause of death with the Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office, reported the Pittsburgh newspaper The Post-Gazette.
Authorities do not suspect foul play and an autopsy will not be performed.
This enormous human being was pathetic not funny. Sorry for his passing. He needed a little self control.
He does not count as #2 after Mickey Rooney (they die in threes)
He didn’t look to be in the best of health...
He wasn’t, and his weight, eating, etc, was the focus of his comedy routine, which was pretty good.
I think he counts for 3 all by himself!
I was asked to be a pallbearer at his funeral, but I politely declined.
he was quite funny, he also dropped over 100 pounds since the Seinfield gig.
You didn’t have a suit that wouldn’t clash with the forklift?
He was in the first “Punisher” and one of those celebrity weight loss shows I think. Way overweight for years.
“...bad things happen in threes ”
Obama, Holder, Jarrett...
I keep waiting for the same thing to happen to comic Ralphie May, saw him a while back at the local comedy club, man he is big..................don’t know how the heart can take that kind of strain.
I saw his standup. It was a fat joke fest. Not funny to me.
Saw him 3x live, great show! rip my friend
“I didn’t just wake up one day, look down and go ‘Oh no!’”.
He wasn’t on Seinfeld MUCH, but his comedy routine was absolutely hysterical.
On Ny-Quil: “Do not operate heavy equipment after taking this.” I *AM* heavy equipment.
On Friskies: “The foods cats naturally crave, like Beef, Liver and Tuna.” WHAT? The foods MY cat craves would be cricket, moth and field mouse. Thank God I don’t come home and see fluffy has dragged an eviscerated cow into the middle of the living room. [In a PBS accent]: “Fluffy races across the sarengetti. He takes down the bull. He’s going straight for the liver. It’s gruesome to watch, but it is the circle of life”
On Las Vegas: It’s an all-you-can -eat buffet! Someone’s getting lucky tonight! Four hours later, the little asian guy comes out from the kitchen: “YOU GO NOW! YOU GO NOW!”
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