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Comedian John Pinette Found Dead In Station Square Hotel Room

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The body of a standup comedian was found inside his hotel room in Station Square.

John Pinette was found around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel. He was 50-years-old.

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 and that he has also been suffering from liver and heart disease.

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