Frederic Brandt was known as a dermatologist to many celebrities and was called ‘the baron of Botox.’ Unfortunately, he was found dead in his home in Miami on Sunday morning, supposedly by his housekeeper. He was 65. He was considered somewhat of a skin expert who used certain treatments such as Botox as a way to keep people feeling vital.
Brandt had believed heavily on the use of Botox and other fillers as part of his treatments. Many celebrities loved him and had nothing but good words to say about him. His publicist, Jacquie Trachtenberg, spoke to the New York Post about his passing saying that he had suffered from some type of illness. She didn’t elaborate on what that meant, but that she was quite devastated along with so many that knew him personally.
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.
Kelly Ripa and Madonna were just two of the stars that worked with him. The pioneering doctor was all about beauty and smooth skin and believed that what he was doing helped with that. He was highly respected in his field of skin care.
While Frederic Brandt’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed, the illness that his publicist talked about may have been depression. He has supposedly suffered from this mental illness for a while now. There are rumors floating around that he was very upset over a parody of himself put on by Tina Fey’s Netfllix show called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Comedian Martin Short played the role of a doctor who was allegedly supposed to be making fun of Brandt. However, Trachtenberg said that this did not lead to his death.
It is mean, and it was bullying. But the show was not the reason for his depression, and it was not the reason he would take his own life,” she said.
The unfortunate passing of Frederic Brandt will most likely lead to many of his clients and friends that knew him taking to social media to talk about their loss.