Fans of John Pinette where shocked to learn the comedian died on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the age of 50.
As a popular comedian, John Pinette performed his comedy routine in front of packed audiences for many years. Pinette usually discussed his battle to lose weight as part of his routine and did so in a manner than invited the audience to laugh at his struggles with weight loss.
According to details shared by Hollywoodreporter.com, Pinette was determined to have died of a pulmonary embolism. John Pinette, who was born in 1964, was found in a hotel room in Pittsburgh.
Pinette was on tour at the time of his death, with plans to perform throughout the United States and Canada during the months of April, May and June.
Many fans will remember Pinette for his 2004 roll as Edna Turnblad in the touring production of Hairspray. He also starred on Broadway as Edna Turnblad in 2005 and 2006.
On the Facebook page for John Pinette fans can view photos of Pinette and read comments made by some or his fans.
The following information was published by Hollywoodreporter.com and will remind readers of some of the films they may have seen John Pinette appear in:
...film credits include roles in Junior (1994), The Punisher (2004) and The Last Godfather (2010). He starred in several specials, including Still Hungry (2011) and I'm Starvin' (2006) and hosted a comedy cooking show on H2 called All You Can Eat that aired in Sept. 2013. He was also a staple at Canada's Just for Laughs festival.
Details about John Pinette will be updated as more information becomes available.
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