Actor and stand-up comedian, John Pinette has died at age 50.

According to ABC News, Pinette's agent, Nick Nuciforo, confirmed that Pinette died of natural causes on Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh. Pinette was preparing to go on a stand-up tour of the US and Canada.

"He should be celebrated for the amazing comedian he was," Nuciforo said.

Pinette was best known for his self-deprecating style of comedy, guest slots on television shows such as "Seinfeld" and stand-up specials: "Show Me the Buffett" and "Still Hungry." 

No autopsy was performed and Pinette's own physician signed off on the cause of death.

[via ABC News & Hulu]


John Pinette was suffering from liver and heart disease prior to his death. He died from a pulmonary embolism. 

"In August of 2013, Pinette cancelled a standup routine and checked into rehab for prescription pill addiction. He was currently on tour from April to June, with set dates scheduled through the U.S. and Canada," Huffington Post reports.

[via Huffington Post]