Comedian John Pinette has gone on to the big buffet in the sky;
Stand-up comedian John Pinette died Saturday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square.
A supervisor with the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Mr. Pinette had been suffering liver and heart disease. Examiners did not perform an autopsy, as Mr. Pinette’s personal doctor signed off on his cause of death.
Authorities suspect no foul play.
Mr. Pinette, 50, a native of Boston, was known for his impressions and his self-deprecating pokes at his weight. He reportedly had to delay a series of performances last August to undergo treatment in a rehabilitation facility for prescription drug addiction.