Dr Brandt
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News of a sad loss has swept the beauty industry today: cosmetic dermatologist Fredric Brandt, M.D., has died at age 65. He passed away at his Miami home on Sunday.

Although the circumstances of his death haven't been made public, his publicist Jacquie Trachtenberg confirmed the news to the New York Post. “He passed away this morning. He was suffering from an illness. Everyone who knows him is devastated,” she explained. “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.”

Dr. Brandt was known for treating a roster of major celebrity clients, including Madonna. He had two practices in Manhattan and Miami and a successful range of beauty products.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.