Pinette spent time in rehab last year for prescription drug abuse. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in his death.
Schapiro says Pinette was in Pittsburgh for a family function.
Pinette had several concert dates scheduled for the coming weeks, including a handful of shows in Ontario, Canada, beginning this Thursday.
Pinette appeared on various TV shows and films throughout his career. Most notably, he was a guest star in the Seinfeld finale, playing a man who is carjacked. Jerry Seinfeld and his friends failed to help the man, leading to their arrest under a so-called “Good Samaritan Law.”
Pinette released several stand-up CDs and DVDs, the titles of which typically referenced his heavyset frame. His most recent DVD, Still Hungry, was released in 2011. He was in the middle of writing a new special titled John Pinette, They Call Me Slim.
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