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Robert Schimmel Dies

9/4/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Robert Schimmel died last night in a Phoenix hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident last week. He was 60 years old.

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As TMZ first reported, Schimmel was the passenger in a serious car accident after his daughter, who was driving at the time, swerved to avoid an accident. She's still in the hospital, but we're told she'll be ok.

Schimmel is perhaps best known for his work on "The Howard Stern Show."

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Smooch    

How unbelievably sad. I had not heard of the accident. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family as well as his friends. Also I pray for the full recovery of his daughter. May all of them be comforted and given strength in this time of tragedy.

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Gigi    

RIP Robert! You are truly going to be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially your daughter right now. Life really isn't fair, he survived cancer and then to lose his life this way, it really just isn't right!

1406 days ago
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Big Daddy    

Rest in peace. Oh, and also WHO? Maybe TMZ will give a farewell to me when I pass:)

1406 days ago
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thehoch    

The dude was very funny. I feel horrible for him and his family.

What a tragedy...RIP!

1406 days ago
20.

Ozzie X    

That is a shame he was a really nice guy on the show.

1406 days ago
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War3agl3    

Sad, always thought cancer may finally get him since he was battling it for so long. Ends up being a car wreck. Be careful out there.

1406 days ago
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South Beach    

Swerving to avoid an accident, poor daughter. God protect her from the "Why didn't you?" people....

1406 days ago
23.

Tara    

RIP Funny man

1406 days ago
24.

Celebrities Suck    

R.I.P

1406 days ago
25.

audio1222    

Had a chance to meet Robert at of all places an Apple store in Schaumburg il, mall. I said, Thanks for all the laughs and he was the greatest, most humble man, you will be missed dearly!!!

1406 days ago
26.

Ray    

I guess God needed a truly brilliant comedian. He will be missed. ='(
R.I.P. Robert Schimmel (January 16, 1950 – September 3, 2010)

1406 days ago
27.

Joe    

What a loss... RIP Bobby...I know he is checking in with all of his dead relatives...

1406 days ago
28.

Frank    

Funny, brutally honest and a really nice guy. Gone way too soon.

1406 days ago
29.

Katanga    

Really funny guy. Great Loss. RIP.

1406 days ago
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LMN    

He survived cancer, survivied divorces, was waiting for a liver transplant and dies from this. He never had a chance. Best known for his Stern show appearances because he told us EVERYTHING about his life. He almost got a new liver after his last appearance- lots of fans came forward offering him part of theirs. Some things aren't meant to be-he wasn't meant to live a long happy life....

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