Robert Schimmel Killed In Car Crash07 September 2010
Robert Schimmel Killed In Car Crash
The comedian's spokesman, Howard Bragman, said that his client had passed away in hospital on Friday evening after being severely injured when his daughter swerved to avoid another car - rolling her own vehicle into the side of the motorway.
Schimmel had battled non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and his 2008 autobiography 'Cancer on $5 a Day', chronicled his fight against the disease. Tributes to the late comedian have already begun circulating on Twitter, actor Marlon Wayans wrote, "The world lost a true comedian, one of the greats. He turned his pain into laughs. He was fearless. RIP Robert Schimmel", whilst Jimmy Kimmel tweeted, "Robert Schimmel was one of the funniest and nicest guys in comedy".
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