John Pinette 1964 - 2014
His resume' is long and storied from Broadway, movies, television and of course as a stand-up comedian. Usually making lite of his stature and weight in his routines and also his love of food, his passing was a shock at the young age of fifty.
John died of natural causes as a result of a pulmonary embolism. He was trying to be more healthy and had lost over a hundred pounds from what I've read. A couple of minor surgeries may have exacerbated his weakened condition and he let his Twitter followers know he was going to take a break. His tweet went something like this. "I didn't give myself enough time to heal this past fall and it has caught up to me but I'm on the mend and I promise to hit the stage as soon as humanly possible so I can once again have the honor of making you all laugh.
He was unable to fulfill that promise!