Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies Following Fatal Car Crash

Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies Following Fatal Car Crash

American stand-up comedian Robert Schimmel – best known for his appearances on “The Howard Stern Show” – sadly passed away on Friday, 3rd September at the age of 60. The comedian died of injuries that he sustained in a fatal car crash that occurred last week.

According to Brill Bundy at, Schimmel was a passenger in the car that his 19-year old daughter Aliyah was driving at the time of the crash. Aliyah had reportedly swerved to avoid another accident that had occurred, causing her car to flip multiple times.

Robert’s brother Jeff confirmed his Schimmel’s death on Facebook. He updated his status to: “ROBERT SCHIMMEL. Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Comedian, Generous Man.” He then added a bit at the end of the message that read: “I will never forget a single moment. RIP.”

Schimmel definitely had his fair share of health problems throughout his later life. He survived a heart attack in 1998, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2000, and in January of this year he announced that he had contracted cirrhosis and was awaiting a liver transplant.

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