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Robert Schimmel: 1950-2010. ‘What I went through wasn’t for nothing,’ the cancer-stricken funnyman told us in 2008

Tragically, comedian Robert Schimmel—who had been battling cancer for a decade—died last night from injuries sustained in a car crash in Phoenix eight days earlier, after his daughter Aliyah swerved to avoid an accident in her lane.

We here at BlogTalkRadio will always remember the Howard Stern Show regular for his numerous appearances on Mr. Media Interviews.

CAPTION: "Time is the greatest gift anyone can give you," Robert (above) told us. "The time you gave me today, that's mine now."

"Time is the greatest gift anyone can give you," Robert (above) told us. "The time you gave me today, that's MINE now."

“I chose the title—Cancer on $5 a Day* *(chemo not included)—because I wanted people to know right up front that I’m not Deepak Chopra or Dr. Phil, and that I am a comedian this is about cancer. But there are lighthearted moments in it,” he told host Bob Andelman in April 2008 of his new book.

“The only other choice I had for a title—[the publisher] wanted something like My Unplanned Journey, which—that’s not me. The other title was, When Bad Things Happen to Seemingly Good People.

“But I like Cancer on $5 a Day. That grabs you and you look at it…and I’m very proud of it.

“First of all, it’s dedicated to my son Continue reading