Auto accident and death
On August 26, 2010, while travelling on Interstate Highway 10 in Phoenix, Arizona, Schimmel was involved in a major car accident that left him in a very serious condition. 19 year old Aliyah Schimmel, Robert's other daughter, was driving with her father and brother. Sources say Aliyah swerved to avoid an accident in her lane and lost control of the vehicle which rolled over. It came to a stop on its side on the shoulder of the freeway. Aliyah Schimmel was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Schimmel’s son was not injured.
On September 3, 2010, Robert Schimmel died of his injuries. He was survived by five of his children.