Stand-up comedian John Pinette is dead. 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office in Pennsylvania says the portly comic who always joked about being hungry died from natural causes at a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday. He was 50. Pinette was perhaps best known as the hapless carjacking victim from the final episode of ``Seinfeld.''

I will never forget John's appearance when I was a part of WLAC's morning show back around 2000 when he was promoting a show at Zanie's. We played a tape of his performance over and over and laughed 'til we cried! R.I.P. John Pintette.