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Comedian, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor John Pinette Dead At 50

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 21: Comedian John Pinette performs as part of CMT Presents Ron White's Comedy Saltue To The Troops at The Grand Ole Opry on February 21, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 21: Comedian John Pinette performs as part of CMT Presents Ron White’s Comedy Saltue To The Troops at The Grand Ole Opry on February 21, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chubby stand-up comedian and hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of “Seinfeld,” John Pinette has died. He was 50.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office says Pinette died at a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday.

Pinette appeared in movies including “The Punisher” and had a trio of stand-up shows released on DVD but was perhaps best known as the portly carjacking victim whose plight lands the “Seinfeld” stars before a judge for failing to help under a “good Samaritan” law.

Agent Nick Nuciforo says Pinette had been working on another stand-up project when he died.

The medical examiner’s office says Pinette’s death was from natural causes.

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