Funnyman And “Seinfeld” Robbery Victim John Pinette Dies At 50

John Pinette

John Pinette, right, as seen in a deleted scene from RECOiL where he played the role of a mobster, Little John, who was in debt to crime lord Vincent Parker.

Pittsburgh—Comedian John Pinette, known for his self-deprecating humor and jabs at his own weight, was found dead in a hotel room Saturday afternoon. He was 50.

Pinette’s character was the victim of a carjacking in the series finale of “Seinfeld,” leading the main characters of the classic sitcom to get arrested and go to jail for violating the Good Samaritan Law.

Pinette also appeared on shows like “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “ALF,” “Vinnie and Bobby,” and had numerous comedy specials.

On the big screen, Pinette appeared in such films as “Duets,” “The Punisher,” “RECOiL” and “Junior.”

A native of Boston, Pinette had reportedly been suffering from heart and liver disease.

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