Robert Schimmel: Comedian

August 29, 2010

Meet Robert Schimmel, comedian who is not in a very funny situation. In fact, he is in serious condition from injuries following a car accident last Thursday. Find out more revealing details and see photos and a video right here.

Robert Schimmel

***Update: Unfortunate news of the death of Mr. Schimmel come today resulting from injuries sustained from a horrific car crash that spared the lives of his daughter, who is expected to make a full recovery, and also his son, who walked away the very same day without a bump or bruise. The comedian passed away last night at the age of 60. Thoughts and prayers are always welcome in the comment box and you can read more about the accident right here below.

It’s never funny when someone gets hurt…unless it’s in a monologue. Comedian Robert Schimmel and his 19-year old daughter were involved in a car crash suffering injuries in Arizona. Be sure to check out pictures and videos below.

As a biography, funny man Robert Schimmel was born in Bronx, New York on January 16, 1950 so his age is 60. He is most-known as a comedian who has worked for HBO and The Howard Stern Show. Following a heart attack in 1998, Schimmel was given the news that he also was suffering from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He underwent treatment and later his cancer was in remission. During this time of weak health, he met his daughter Jessica’s friend, Melissa while he was still married to his first wife, Vicki Rhoades, the mother of their four children. As a result, he divorced Vicki and married Melissa in 2000. Together, they have two children. Melissa Schimmel filed for divorce.

According to reports, it is said that Schimmel’s daughter was behind the wheel when she tried “to avoid an accident in her lane” which resulted in a rollover on the side of the freeway.

Schimmel and his daughter are being hospitalized in an Arizona hospital. His daughter is in “stable condition” while Robert is in “very serious” condition. Also, the comedian’s 11-year old son was in the car who was treated and released, with no injuries.

Let’s hope comedian Robert Schimmel gets well really soon! Not only does he suffer from the injuries from this car accident, but also with cirrhosis, from the contraction of Hepatitis C.

Best wishes to you and your entire family! You may leave your thoughts in the comment box and also see photos and a video below!

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Photos: Halkidis/Jody Cortes

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6 Responses to “Robert Schimmel: Comedian”

  1. 1
    Rachelle Says:

    That is quite a bio! Hope both Robert and his daughter make a speedy recovery.

  2. 2
    Jen Says:

    Aww, i hope they get better soon:(

  3. 3
    Miriam Says:

    Get well Soon!!!

  4. 4
    Jeanette Says:

    Wow…he has been through A LOT! I hope he and his daughter get well soon.

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    Bill Says:

    He was not only a talented comedian. He was in touch with the nuances of life and was an honest appraiser of the same. I will miss his openness and frankness. Gods speed Robert.

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    Jeanette Says:

    My condolences to his family…