Pinette was found dead inside a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
hotel room on Saturday, an official with the Allegheny County
Medical Examiner's Office said.
Pinette died from natural causes and was discovered by family
members, the official said.
A native of Boston, Pinette was known for making jokes about his
weight during his stand-up performances whose titles included
"I'm Starvin'!" and "Show Me the Buffet." In 2011, his "Still
Hungry" special premiered on Comedy Central.
Pinette also appeared in movies like "Junior," "The Punisher"
and "Dear God."
In the final episode of Seinfeld, Pinette portrayed an
overweight man who gets carjacked at gunpoint. The show's stars
stand by and watch the incident and make fun of the man's weight
before they are arrested by a police officer for violating the
"Good Samaritan Law."
The medical examiner's official said Pinette was in Pittsburgh
to attend a wedding.
(Reporting by Kevin Gray; editing by Eric Walsh)
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