Dr. Fredric Brandt Dead: Celebrities React, Suicide Ruling

Dr. Fredric Brandt and Joy Behar
Dr. Fredric Brandt was remembered after his death by Joy Behar, among other stars. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Celebrities took to Twitter this week to mourn the untimely loss of celebrity dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt

The in-demand doctor was found dead in his Miami home on Sunday, April 5, in what has since been ruled as a suicide. Police confirmed to multiple outlets that Dr. Brandt hanged himself. 

Brandt, who was 65 at the time of his death, has worked with a bevy of celebrity clients including Madonna and Stephanie Seymour, and was remembered for not only his expertise, but his kind spirit.

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“Dr. Brandt was one of the sweetest, nicest, most generous people I have had the good fortune to meet & work with,” Joy Behar tweeted on Monday, April 6 after the news broke. “He will be sorely missed.”

“My heart is breaking for the loss of Dr. Fredric Brandt,” the late doctor’s longtime friend Kelly Ripa chimed in on Monday. “My friend. You will be missed forever and in my heart even longer.”

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Kelly Ripa and Dr. Fredric Brandt Cindy Ord/Getty Images

“RIP @DrBrandtSkin #DrBrandt you were the nicest gentle doctor as well as a true innovator of our times,” Patti Stanger wrote on Sunday, April 5. “I will miss your optimistic spirit!”

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“I’m so sad…” Nina Garcia added on Sunday. “RIP my dear friend Dr Brandt: you were truly one of a kind. We will miss you.”

Known as the “Baron of Botox,” Dr. Brandt was renowned for his skincare and anti-aging techniques, after earning degrees from Rutgers and Drexel. 

The celeb doctor made television appearances over the years, adding commentary to documentaries and programs about plastic surgery and beauty. Most recently, Brandt was spoofed in the celebrated Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In a role that has since become controversial, Martin Short played a caricature of the blond doctor named Dr. Franff. 

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