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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.

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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Such a funny and good guy, who deserved better breaks in life.

Bill B.

1508 days ago


Loved this guy. Way to go kid. Never drive again please

1508 days ago

Mr Baxter    

RIP, Robert went through a lot of **** in his life and turned it into great comedy. Stand-up lost one of its best today.

1508 days ago


Boy, TMZ was all over this one. Does anyone work at TMZ after 5 p.m. on Friday?

1508 days ago


RIP Robert. I had the chance to meet him just this past November when he did a stand up show. I was able to talk to him after the show while my hubby was in Iraq. He was gracious enough to give me some free CD's & DVD's to send my husband overseas. Way to support our troops Bob. Much appreciated. You will be missed.

1508 days ago


I had the pleasure of seeing him perform in Denver, and spoke with him briefly after his performance...a funny guy on and off stage. A sad ending for a man with such a great sense of humor and who had already gone through so much.

1508 days ago


I don't know much about this man, but his mother, Betty Schimmel wrote an incredible book called "To See You Again" about her life during the Holocaust. I feel badly for her ... she's been through a lot.

1508 days ago


Lori,Betty Schimmel passed away this last June,she was a remarkable woman.

1508 days ago

John Hamilton    

Hey everybody..... I have a big **** in my yard.

1508 days ago

just me    

Not only did he battle and win over cancer, he also had a son who died at a young age from the disease. For such a rough road, he always made us laugh and smile. I believe that is why we are so full of grief now. We feel the loss of his spirit. And Im gonna miss his face.

1508 days ago


wow...I have never seen TMZ posters be so kind. Ever.

RIP Bob.

1507 days ago


it happens, i know stories from the past where kids driving happen to end up in an accident and the parent dies, that is just so sad, accidents happen to the best of drivers, you never know, it's dangerous out there, horrible... death can happen in such random silly events too, you never know, it isn't anyones fault

1507 days ago

Voted 4 Obama and Completed my Census    

Wow, R.I.P

1507 days ago


I feel bad for his children, and his first wife Vicki. As a human I feel bad for him. I don't know him but his actions spoke louder than words.
He cheated on his wife Vicki with this "money hungry whore named Melissa" Usually if a man cheats on his wife with a slut, he uses her then throws her away and stays with his decent and pure wife. He was stupid enough to leave his wife for this slut. And his stupid daughter went along with it, talk about loyalty to your mom! Melissa is forever tarnished and karma will get her back 100 times over!

1507 days ago


This is truly heartbreaking! He was one of the funniest people I have ever seen. He died a fighter and never gave up when the elements had him on the mat! He will be truly misssed!

R.I.P. Robert

1507 days ago
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