Robert was a friend; and I mean the real definition of friend, not some show-bizzy version where “my dearest, closest friend” means, “Although we haven’t actually met, the two of us could do business together if someone held guns to our heads.”
We like each other and respected each other, but the first is more important: We liked each other. And I suppose I intentionally started on something else, because there is so much loss in life to balance the gain. I guess we never really look at it each time it shows its face. But there is so much happiness available in life.
And Robert had so much loss in his, but he still had such a gleam of happiness in his eye; and I never knew how he did.
R.I.P 1950-2010 Robert Schimmel, You will be greatly missed.
Robert Schimmel’s blog…
“Decided to create this blog site, in order to document the events in my life, and share them with my friends, fans, and family. I am facing a living transplant. I’ve known it for a while. Kept it a secret, because I as afraid that it would have a negative impact on my career. But now, because I’m getting more symptomatic, it’s practically impossible to hide.”
Robert Schimmel told listeners at the end of his appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio Show that he is suffering from cirrhosis and now needs a liver transplant. Since then, he has been blogging his way through hospitals, appointments and tests. A strong man he is, here is his first video blog…