Comedian John Pinette was found dead at age 52 in his hotel room in Pittsburg on Saturday, April 5.

Comedian John Pinette was found dead at age 52 in his hotel room in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 5.

According to the medical examiner, Pinette died of natural causes related to “a medical history he was being treated for." According to the New York Daily News, Pinette was being treated for liver and heart disease.

Pinette earned a place in history in 1998 when he appeared as Howie, the victim of a carjacking in the Seinfeld series finale, but he was also a successful and beloved stand-up comedian and was still touring at the time of his death.

Friends and comedians took to Twitter to express their grief over the loss.

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