Contact Us

Chubby Comedian John Pinnette Has Died

Overweight comedian John Pinnette was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday. He was 50.

He died of natural causes, and was reportedly suffering from liver and heart disease. His doctor signed off on the cause of death…so no autopsy will be performed.

John was perhaps best known for playing the carjacking victim on the “Seinfeld” series finale. He was the guy the Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer refused to help, which led to them being arrested for violating the “Good Samaritan Law.”

John regularly made fun of his weight…and his most famous routine was even about him annihilating a Chinese buffet.

(Here’s video. The Chinese food part begins at the 1:50 mark.)

John also appeared in movies like “Duets”, “Dear God”, “The Punisher” and “Junior”.  Plus, he was Coach Hank Kohler on the ’90s show “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”.  At the time of his death, John was in the midst of a comedy tour.

More From KOOL 98

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!