Comedian Robert Schimmel dies after car crash

Comedian Robert Schimmel, who aside from his act was known for surviving cancer and a heart attack, died Friday of injuries sustained in a car crash late in August.

According to TIME, Schimmel was driving with his two children when he swerved to avoid an accident. Schimmel’s kids, whose ages were not specified, survived the crash. Schimmel was listed in critical condition following the August 26th accident, but died of his injuries on September 3rd.

The TIME obituary above gathered some of the reaction on Twitter from Schimmel’s fellow comics after news of his death broke:

Robert Schimmel was one of the funniest and nicest guys in comedy — @jimmykimmel

RIP RobertSchimmel. Really funny. Really nice. Really will be missed.- -@JimGaffigan

“I’m happy to say I licked the big C. And I beat cancer.” -Robert Schimmel RIP –@SarahKSilverman

The world lost a true comedian, one of the greats. He turned his pain into laughs. He was fearless. RIP ROBERTSCHIMMEL —@MARLONWAYANS

Robert Schimmel was one the first people in comedy to call when my folks were fighting cancer. No ego no bs no small talk just inspiration –@danecook