Comedian and actor John Pinette has died at 50.  According to the New York Daily News, Pinette died Saturday of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel. 

You might recall Pinette from the final season of "Seinfeld" where he played mugging and carjacking victim Howie.  He also performed in movies and did stand-up comedy.  Pinette suffered from heart and liver disease and had taken time off last year to recover from several surgeries.

No autopsy will be performed.

This routine about John Pinette's love for Dairy Queen cracks me up.  Thanks for the laughs.