Comedian and Actor John Pinette Dies at 50

John Pinette, who starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway and on tour, died April 5 at the age of 50, ABC News reports.

His death was attributed to natural causes.

Mr. Pinette starred in the the stand-up specials "Show Me the Buffett," "I'm Starvin'!" and "Still Hungry."

He appeared in the TV shows "Vinnie & Bobby," "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and the series finale of "Seinfeld."