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Phoenix car accident claims life of comedian Robert Schimmel

Comedian Robert Schimmel has died from injuries sustained in a Phoenix car crash on Friday night, according to the New York Daily News. He was 60 years old. The comedian was best known for his hilarious appearances on the Howard Stern show.

At the time of the car accident, Schimmel was riding as a passenger with his 19-year-old daughter, who was driving. It is being reported that his daughter lost control after she tried to avoid a head-on collision and the car flipped over onto the side of the freeway. His daughter was injured, but she’s expected to make a full recovery. His 11-year-old son was also in the car and he was miraculously not injured.

After the accident, Schimmel was rushed to an area hospital where he later died on Friday evening. Schimmel lived in Scottsdale Arizona.

In addition to appearing on Howard Stern, he was also named one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest comics, he had stand-up specials on Showtime and HBO, and he also published a memoir in 2008 called “Cancer on $5 a day” that told of his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Click here to read the story as reported by E! Online and by the Associated Press.

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