R.I.P. American Hero: Robert Schimmel Dies LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Robert Schimmel died on Friday night in a Phoenix hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident, his public relations firm said on Saturday. Schimmel, 60, was a passenger in his 19-year-old daughter's car on August 26 when she lost control after swerving to avoid another accident on a Phoenix highway. The daughter was hospitalized, but is expected to recover. Schimmel's 11-year-old son was also a passenger in the car and was uninjured, according to media reports. U.S. Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies After Car Accident - ABC News --- One of Dante's favorite comedians... Robert had a few skits about being in a car with his daughter. What a loss. Great guy. Hope his daughter recovers and goes on to lead a productive and full life free of anymore pain and suffering.