DEATH OF A DOCTOR

Mariah Carey`s Make-up Artist and friend Kristofer Buckle brought to my attention the sudden death of Cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Fredric Brandt. The City of Miami Police Department confirmed that Dr Brandt’s death was a suicide by hanging, at his Coconut Grove home in Miami. There are rumors going around that Fredric was ‘devastated’ over the comparison between him and a character on the show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Columnist Lesley Abravanel said Brandt, 65, was ‘devastated’ recently over rumors comparing him to a character on the Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also reported that he was found dead at his Coconut Grove mansion in Miami by his housekeeper where he lived alone. She called 911 at 9.19am.

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I looked up Frederic´s official website which states: Dr. Brandt sees himself as a physician, but also as an artist, as he helps patients sculpt the younger demeanor they seek with a variety of non-invasive procedures, many of which he pioneered or perfected himself. With practices in both Miami and New York City, Dr. Brandt sees more than 40 patients a day. Patients rely on Dr. Brandt for the resolution of medical concerns, but also for his innovations in the realm of in-office procedures. In addition to professional papers, Dr. Brandt is the author of “10 Minutes/10 Years” and “Age-Less: The Definitive Guide to BOTOX, Lasers, Peels and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin” – revolutionary skin-care manuals that contain advice and information from the master of youth himself on how to achieve perfect, youthful skin at any age.

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In an interview with Jane Holzer in 2009 he described his daily routine for Interviewmagazine:

I get up at 6:30 a.m. My yoga teacher comes and wakes me. Every morning I always tell him it’s like waking the dead. We do yoga until about 8:00—I have it down to, like, a timetable—and then from 8:00 until 8:25 I shower, brush my teeth, and do all my morning cleansing. Then I eat my breakfast from 8:30 to 8:45, and then at 10 to nine I’m off to the office. Further he described his work: What I try to do is to make your face look like it did when you were younger. I always tell people it’s not just about filling in the lines, but re-creating the shape of your face as it was in your early- or mid-twenties. People see the lines as they age but they don’t see how their shape is changing. I think it’s all about restoring the contours. You can fill in a line and it makes you look a little better, but it doesn’t make you look younger.

Sephora, where he sold his hugely successful skincare line says about him:

With over 20 years in practice translated into a hugely popular skincare line, Dr. Brandt fuses cutting-edge science with active botanicals and remains always in search of state-of-the-art ingredients and technologically advanced delivery systems.

His associates and staff are profoundly saddened by Dr. Brandt’s passing. He was one of the country’s leading dermatologists and pioneered the use of injectable fillers and botulinum toxin with his innovative and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Brandt was dedicated to his profession, artistry, and every single one of his patients. Above all, he was kind, caring, compassionate and a true friend to all. Dr. Brandt will be forever missed by his staff, associates, friends, and patients.

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RIP, Fredric Sheldon Brandt (June 26, 1949 – April 5, 2015)