Comedian John Pinette Dies
Comedian John Pinette has died. He was 50 years-old.
According to TMZ, he was found in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday. Foul play is not suspected and an autopsy wasn’t performed.
Pinette suffered from liver and heart disease.
Celebrities and fellow comedians expressed their thoughts on Twitter.
Just was informed a great comedian and buddy John Pinette passed away Saturday. Horrible news. Never failed to make us cry laughing. On or
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) April 6, 2014
Sad day, a very funny man @JohnPinette died. He was a genuinely funny man and a great guy. Proud to say I got to work with him.
— billengvall (@billengvall) April 6, 2014
John Pinette and I worked on a film together. He was one of the most generous people I've ever worked with. A hilarious comedian. Sad loss.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 7, 2014
I was so lucky to work so many gigs with John Pinette who was as kind as he was funny. So very sad for his family. Way too young.
— Caroline Rhea (@CarolineRhea) April 6, 2014
So sad to hear about the passing of @JohnPinette. He was always so funny, so generous and so kind.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 6, 2014
Can't believe John Pinette is gone. I'm trying to focus on how hard he made me laugh, not how sad I am that he's not here.
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) April 6, 2014
John Pinette. Funny man. Kind man. Rest in peace.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) April 6, 2014
In addition to stand up comedy, Pinette also starred in ‘Seinfeld’ as a man who gets mugged.
Pinette was scheduled to perform at Turning Stone May 22nd, rescheduled from January.