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Comedian John Pinette Dies Of Natural Causes, Aged 50


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Comedian John Pinette has died at the age of 50. The Boston born comic was found dead on Saturday in his Pittsburgh hotel room, his manager has confirmed to numerous media outlets.

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John Pinette at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York in 2007.

Pinette was discovered by a family member and hotel security after dying of natural causes, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Allegedly a female relative grew concerned about Pinette after she did not hear from him for an extended period. It appears Pinette was in the city to attend a wedding. The relative in question contacted hotel security and upon entering the hotel room discovered the comedian's body.

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Veteran Stand-Up And Touring Comedian John Pinette Dead At Age 50


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Veteran US comedian John Pinette has been found dead in his Pittsburg hotel room over the weekend. According to the coroner’s office, via The Hollywood Reporter, Pinette had long been dealing with liver and heart problems and on Saturday afternoon, he suffered a pulmonary embolism, which took his life. Born in 1964, Pinette got his big break when he was invited to tour with Frank Sinatra. Since then, he has gone on to be featured in Comedy Central's Shorties Watchin' Shorties, the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2000, for which performance he was nominated for a Gemini Award. Pinette also won an American Comedy Award for Stand-Up Comedian of the Year in 1999. 

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Pinette had previously been struggling with a perscription drug problem.

One of his most famous appearances was his role as a carjacking victim on Seinfeld. Pinette had also built up a name for himself on the standup comedy circuit. At the time of his death, he had just started a comedy tour across a number of US and Canadian venues, which was about to go on until June. The comedian was also working on a separate standup project.

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Stand-Up Comedian & 'Seinfeld' Actor John Pinette Found Dead Aged 50


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Stand-up comedian John Pinette, who was known for his impressions, has died at the age of 50.

The actor, who also starred in the finale of 'Seinfeld', was found dead on Saturday afternoon (April 5th) in a Pittsburgh, Penn., hotel room.

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John Pinette died aged 50

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