Saturday, September 04, 2010

That's life: A car crash, not cancer, cirrhosis or a wife, kills Robert Schimmel

Robert Schimmel has been fighting non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cirrhosis and demons for a few years now. None of them could kill him. A car crash could. Schimmel died last night from injuries in an accident Thirsday on Highway 10 in Phoenix. He wasn't even driving. His 19 year-old daughter Aliyah was. She swerved and lost control. She's in stable condition.

Schimmel was a "dirty" comic and frequently hilarious. He said his hero was Lenny Bruce.

His life was a real comedy.

He married his first wife, Vicki, in 1977, and they had four children. Their son Derek died of cancer at age 11.

In 1998, he he suffered a heart attack. In June 2000, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His treatments included chemotherapy and required long stays in the hospital. During one session, his daughter Jessica brought her best friend, Melissa, to visit, and he began an affair with Melissa, who was about half his age. When Schimmel's cancer went into remission,he broke off with Melissa and returned to Vicki. Schimmel then reunited with Melissa, and she got pregnant. He divorced Vicki and married Melissa. They had two sons.

During an interview on Howard Stern's private pay radio show on January 28, 2010, Schimmel revealed that he'd contracted cirrhosis as a result of a Hepatitis C infection from a blood transfusion and that he was trying to get on a waiting list for a donated liver.

On May 2, 2009, he was arrested for alleged domestic battery of Melissa. On May 8, 2009, Melissa Schimmel. The DA eventually declined to press charges.

We'll stop there. Robert Schimmel was booked to play the Improv in Kansas City this weekend.

He was 60.


Anonymous said...

How unfortunate for this man..I should know I have the same diseases. I only hope and pray he knew who Jesus was. This proves that we think we know our time and how and when we are going to go but we don't. Only God does and I pray that those who read this know that and ready for any time God calls us home. Do you know if you are going to heaven or hell? It took me being severely sick for several years to realize Just how much I need God and that I can't and won't live my life without Him. No matter when He chooses to take me I want my life to be lived for Him...Think about it..I hope you do...

aed pads said...

I felt sorry for him. Only God knows why.

Kings Farmer said...

"God" my ass.

nikki said...

Well I send my sincere condolences to those who loved him in their time of need,especially his daughter I pray she doesn't beat herself up over this it was an accident,not at all her fault.
I lost my beloved husband to leukemia on Dec3rd, I am very familiar with this hateful disease, I love my Heavenly Father,but I have nothing but hate for this disease and the last hospital he was at. However this isn't about me nor my husband,again God Bless You All! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I never donate money to anything...but I did give Bob's family $10.00. Maybe you would like to give a little too ?