Celebrity Dermatologist, Dr. Fredric Brandt, Dies at 65
By Jackie Willis
Dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Fredric Brandt, was reportedly found dead at age 65 in his Miami, Fla. mansion on Sunday, April 5.
"He passed away from a sudden death at his home in Coral Gables," publicist Susan Biegacz of Tractenberg & Co. told People.
Meanwhile, Brandt's publicist, Jacquie Tractenberg, told the New York Post's Page Six that he died after "suffering from an illness."
The doctor's celebrity patients included Madonna, Kelly Ripa and model Stephanie Seymour.
Dr. Brandt admitted that he did use his own face to test out products and procedures. "I've been kind of a pioneer in pushing the limits to see how things work and what the look would be," he told The New York Times last March. "Would I change anything I've done? I might not have used as much Botox, because you don’t want to look quite as frozen."
According to a Miami Herald blogger, Dr. Brandt had suffered from a bout of depression after becoming "devastated" by comparisons to Martin Short's plastic surgeon character in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.