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John Pinette dies at the age of 50
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH -- John Pinette was a stand-up comedian and hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of "Seinfeld."
He appeared in movies including "The Punisher" and had a trio of standup shows released on DVD.
He was well known as the portly carjacking victim whose plight lands the "Seinfeld" stars before a judge for failing to help under a good Samaritan law.
His agent Nick Nuciforo said he was working on another standup project when he died.
The medical examiner's office said Pinette's death was from natural causes.