BREAKING: Dr. Brandt Believed to Have Committed Suicide

If you’ve ever shopped at Sephora, you’ve seen the Dr. Brandt product line, named for its creator.


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Dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Frederic Brandt, was found dead this weekend in his Miami home at the age of 65.


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As details emerge about his passing, several sources are beginning to reveal that the doctor’s cause of death may have been a suicide. People Magazine claims that reports of Dr. Brandt suffering from a terminal illness are untrue, but that his publicist confirms that Dr. Brandt did suffer from depression.

Several articles, including one from a Miami Herald columnist, speculated that Dr. Brandt was “devastated” after seeing what is believed to be a portrayal of himself on the new, Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which was created by Tina Fey. See Martin Short play Dr. Grant below:

I actually saw the episode last week and, not being incredibly familiar with what Dr. Brandt looks like, hadn’t noticed the resemblance at that time. In fact, I personally worked for another celebrity dermatologist, and thought the character had many traits that resembled him! I assumed it was merely a mockery of stereotypical, celebrity dermatologists.

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Upon seeing Dr. Brandt now, however, it would appear that Martin Short’s portrayal of “Dr. Grant” was pretty spot on for Dr. Brandt, whether it was intentional or otherwise.

I’m sure much more about this case will unravel, as it’s only broken a few hours ago. I have to say, I think it would be pretty hard to deny that Short’s character, Dr. Grant, is not at least partially influenced by Dr. Brandt. What are your thoughts?

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