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Robert Schimmel

Born: 1950-01-16 - Died: 2010-09-03
Cause of Death:
Car Accident

Death Summary: On August 26th, 2010, Robert Schimmel was involved in a car crash in his hometown of Scottsdale, AZ. He would later die from injuries received during the wreck.

Who was Robert Schimmel : Robert Schimmel was a famous comedian, greatly known for his controversial material and long time battle with cancer. Schimmel is listed as #76 on Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.

Schimmel received his big break from another well known comedian, Rodney Dangerfield. He recognized Schimmel's talents, and offered him a chance to perform on his HBO Young Comedians Special.

Later in life, in the year 2000, Schimmel would become diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This would lead to his latest project, a book titled: Cancer On $5 A Day.

Schimmel is survived by five children, from two separate marriages.
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17 Signatures in Robert Schimmel's guestbook

  1. Your only friend Says:

    Don’t worry Rob, at least I care

  2. Dan Mercer Says:

    Will miss you. Always loved hearing you on Howard Stern. Rest in peace brother.

  3. Markjens Says:

    Saw you on, “I Am Comic.” Was so good to have you making me laugh so hard I nearly pissed myself. Then did so again the next day when I told my mother what you said to the Make A Wish people. You rocked, Robert!

  4. morris Says:

    You were always dedicated. Enjoyed the laughs. Thanks.

  5. Lexi Says:

    Rest In Peace Robert!

  6. K Double Jay Says:

    R.I.P Rob, good luck to you in the heavens 🙂

  7. Velma Brchmiller Says:

    R.I.P. Rob, He was a great Comic. May God be with his family and friends. God Bless You.

  8. monica Says:

    Hey Rob. my boyfriend introduced me to your shows. I think your halarious. We all will miss you dearly. your awsome, robert!

  9. Lisa Palmgren Hogg Says:

    I know you are making them Laugh in Heaven sorry you passed so Young……
    …So Very sorry to hear of the Loss to the World…God will take good care of them….Their Passing is Never easy…I know..It is never easy..Blessings to the Family…
    Sincerely,Lisa Palmgren Hogg

  10. comedy god Says:

    YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATS MAN. AT LEAST u didnt die in mauii

  11. DC Says:

    Rob, you were on helluva FUNNY guy – I didn’t know … R.I.P. Brother – – a black guy in DC

  12. tony serrano Says:

    man. i thought after the cancer treatment you you were good to go,i did’nt know til tonight,when i looked you up on my computer i was shocked.
    you will always be in our hearts.and your comedy will always be remembered.god bless you

  13. Rick Says:

    Talking about you tonight, brother, and how funny you were through all the crap you dealt with. Miss you man.

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  15. Eric Says:

    Lived through cancer..died from a car crash…wow..either way..he was a great

  16. Zoff Says:

    Awesome video. I remember rdaeing the Rich Dad, Poor Dad book series when I was still in high school. I wish I had taken the information and advice contained in those books to make a better life for myself. But unfortunately I let life get in the way. Well I think it’s time I pick up where I left off

  17. joe gibson Says:

    joe gibson

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