Monday, April 07, 2014

John Pinette Has Died

John Pinette, the stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50.

21 comments:

Bacon Ranch said...

This guy was priceless and hilarious.
I was lucky enough to see him once when he was on tour. He was the sweetest person you would know, so grateful for his fans and their laughter.

RIP

Violet said...

The only comment I have to offer on this (rip apart) is that it's probably amazing he actually reached 50 given his size.

Leekalicious said...

That's so young - the news said it was a pulmonary embolism aka blood clot. So sad for his fans.

FSP said...

RIP John. This dude was hilarious.

TalksTooMuch said...

Oh no! I saw one of his shows and it was about how he was getting healthier! Damnit

RIP

auntliddy said...

Bacon, thats lovely, what you said. I will take your word for it and also wish him rest in peace.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP. I didn't know him, perhaps it's the time to youtube his shows.

nora nader said...

Haven't seen much of his work, but to die at a young age breaks my heart. May he rest in peace.

Its just U said...

No idea who he is but 50 is very young to die.
Frankie Knuckles last week and now him.
Make the most of your days folks. Tomorrow isn't a guarantee. Live, laugh and love.

Anothergrayhare said...

My sister introduced me to his comedy on Youtube and I was hoping to see him at one of our casinos. He was hysterically funny. His "Free Willy" routine brought tears we laughed so hard. He made fun of his weight, so sad if it had something to do with his death. Rest in peace funny guy.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

No autopsy is always fishy. Sure heart and liver disease are a probable cause, but so could overdose considering he was in rehab last year.

But yes, he was a pretty funny guy.

Maggie said...

Very funny mam. RIP.

Penelope said...

Knew him pretty well back in the high-flying comedy days of the late 80s-mid-90s when I worked at a comedy club. A very sweet and funny man.

RIP John Pinette

chopchop said...

Very sad. He was hilarious.

Geez Louise said...

But he looks like the epitome of health. Next you'll be telling me Mickey Rooney is dead.

RowdyRodimus said...

Why you so big? You eat more vegetables, vegetables good for you. You so big, why you so big? You no come here anymore.

God I loved that bit, can't tell you how many times I've referenced that one. He'll be missed.

On the plus side, Peaches Geldoff bought the farm, too.

Anothergrayhare said...

Peaches? Really, isn't she a new mom? So sad if true. Off to google.

feraltart said...

There is no guarantee that an autopsy will find anything. My brother's came back unascertained. Some heart disease, overweight, but nothing definitive. We still believe due to his lifestyle choices his heart gave out, and that is what we tell people, easier than the speculation.

texas rose said...

You get 50 or older and weigh 300-400 pounds you do not have a lot of time left. Not a shocker. He apparently lived the way he wanted to live and went early.

Leekalicious said...

@TTM I know - I saw a photo of him where his jacket was absolutely hanging off of him. He must have been trying, at least.

@Louise Yr too funny!

Geez Louise said...

Some people struggle with weight. Try being a former 300+ pound spinster, losing the weight, having all the extra skin left over you could make a stretch mark tent for 10 out if it, and then having children afterwards. Would reak havoc on a body. Better start a food blog.