Iconic cosmetic dermatologist and skin-care pioneer Dr. Fredric Brandt died Sunday of an apparent suicide at the age of 65. Brandt was reportedly found at his Coconut Grove, Miami home by his housekeeper on Sunday. The funeral will be held this week in Miami, and a memorial service in New York City is planned for next week.
Brandt was “deeply hurt” by Martin Short in his portrayal of a nutty plastic surgeon on Tina Fey’s hit Netflix show “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” However Brandt’s longtime publicist Jacquie Tractenberg said “The show deeply hurt him, he was being made fun of because of the way he looks. It was mean, and it was bullying. But the show was not the reason he would take his own life. He was suffering from depression, and it is so sad, because he was beloved by so many people.”
Brandt was regarded as one if the best cosmetic dermatologists in the world, with an expertise in injectables. In 2001, Brandt launched his popular namesake skin-care line, which is loved by many. His personal clients included Madonna, Kelly Ripa and Stephanie Seymour.
– Claire Mykrantz
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