Schimmel died Friday evening in a Phoenix hospital, his spokesman Howard Bragman told the AP. He was a passenger in a car driven by his 19-year-old daughter Aliyah whose vehicle rolled to the side of the freeway after she swerved to avoid another vehicle. Aliyah is currently in stable condition, Bragman said.
In addition to his often foulmouthed routines on Stern, Schimmel appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, was named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Comics, and had his own stand-up specials on HBO and Showtime.
In 2008, he wrote Cancer on $5 a Day, a memoir chronicling his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.