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Dr. Fredric Brandt Found Dead at Age of 65

Dr. Fredric Brandt Found Dead at Age of 65

FILE – In this May 13, 2009 file photo, Dr. Fredric Brandt arrives at the New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala in New York. Brandt, 65, a pioneering dermatologist and an early proponent of Botox, was found dead on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at his home in the Coconut Grove section of Miami. Officials say he hanged himself. He had offices in Coral Gables and New York and famous patients including Madonna. According to his publicists, he launched his Dr. Brandt Skin Care line in 2001 and wrote two successful skin care books. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt was found dead in his home in Miami, Florida on Sunday night, April 5. He was 65. The Miami Police department confirms to E! News that his passing was an apparent suicide.

Known as the “Baron of Botox,” for his pioneering work with the use of Botox and fillers, his clients included Madonna, Kelly Ripa and Stephanie Seymour. Last year, the “Living for Love” singer told the New York Times: “I owe a lot to him.”

Dr. Brandt’s longtime publicist Jacquie Trachtenberg confirmed his passing to the New York Post. “He passed away this morning. He was suffering from an illness. Everyone who knows him is devastated,” said Trachtenberg. “I worked with him for over 20 years and he was an amazing man, not only was he a brilliant doctor, but he was the kindest human being.”

According to Lesley Abravanel, a reporter for the Miami Herald, Brandt had allegedly been dealing with depression. She also tweeted: “Sources: Dr. Fredric Brandt was ‘devastated’ over comparisons to the protagonist on Tina Fey’s new Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The character—which was widely believed to be a parody of him—was played by Martin Short.

Allure’s Contributing Editor at Large, Joan Kron, confirmed that Dr. Brandt had been upset recently about the Dr. Franff comparisons. Ripa released the below statement on social media:

My heart is breaking for the loss of Dr. Fredric Brandt. My friend. You will be missed forever and in my heart even longer.

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