Robert Schimmel DEAD: Comedian, ‘Howard Stern’ Guest Dies After Crash
PHOENIX (AP) — Standup comic Robert Schimmel, a frequent guest on Howard Stern’s radio show, has died after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. He was 60.
Schimmel’s spokesman, Howard Bragman, said Schimmel died Friday evening in a Phoenix hospital.
Schimmel was a passenger Aug. 26 in a car driven by his 19-year-old daughter Aliyah. Bragman said Aliyah Schimmel swerved to avoid another car and the vehicle she was driving rolled to the side of the freeway. Bragman said she is hospitalized in stable condition.
Robert Schimmel lived in Scottsdale. The 60-year-old comedian has been a frequent guest on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and on Howard Stern’s radio show. His 2008 memoir, “Cancer on $5 a Day,” chronicles his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Schimmel starred in a Fox sitcom that was picked up in 2000 but had to be canceled after he learned he had cancer and needed to begin chemotherapy immediately, according to his website.
Robert Schimmel Photo Search in Full Swing
Robert Schimmel photo searches shot up after his death. These kind of Robert Schimmel photo inquiries follow an Internet tradition, since Schimmel death photos are the real search item. After the comedian suffered a
severe car accident on August 26, he lingered for several days before passing away on Friday. Now today, there are rumors surrounding pictures of him after the accident, but nothing has been officially found yet. Nevertheless, Robert Schimmel photo searches continue, for images right before and after his death.
The 60 year old comic passed away on Friday, days after being in a severe car accident with his daughter, Aliyah, and his 11-year-old son. While at the wheel, Aliyah tried to avoid a collision, and accidentally flipped the car several times. Although both of the youngsters are alive, their father could not hold on any longer.
Since his death, the search item “Robert Schimmel photo” has gone up, and is topping Google searches at the moment. In fact, the website Jacktimes claimed that they had a picture of him right after the accident, yet they couldn’t post it because “the content is really disturbing”
That kind of Robert Schimmel photo would obviously be very disturbing, given the context. At the least, Jacktimes appeared to show some actual restraint with it – if they indeed had a picture. But this has helped other blogs and Internet users increase their efforts to find one of their own.
This type of search may be unsettling, but it is nothing new online. Every time someone famous dies, bloggers and tabloids search for images of the deceased’s dead body, or of the body right before death. Since the Robert Schimmel photo regards the aftermath of a car accident, the curiosity factor is even higher.
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