Robert Schimmel, Comedian, Dies Following Car Accident

Robert George Schimmel (January 16, 1950 – September 3, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian whose material was often X-rated and controversial. He was perhaps best known for his comedy albums and his appearances on HBO and The Howard Stern Show. Schimmel is number 76 on the 2004 program Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups Of All Time.

Schimmel battled lymphoma into remission and the disease did not return. He also survived a heart attack

Car accident and death
On August 26, 2010, while travelling on Arizona State Route 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Schimmel was involved in a major car accident that left him in a very serious condition. Schimmel's 19 year old daughter Aliyah was driving with her father and brother. Police reported that she was run off the road by an out-of-control SUV and lost control of the vehicle which rolled over a concrete embankment. It came to a stop on its side on the shoulder of the freeway. Aliyah Schimmel was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Schimmel's son was not injured.

On September 3, 2010, Schimmel died of his injuries. He was survived by five children.

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Robert was my favorite

Robert was my favorite standup comedian instantly after I watched him do standup for the first time about ten years ago when he was talking about punching the shark in the face. I seriously did not know that he died until today. But still to this day I think about his standup and what he said. Thanks for the pointers Robert.

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