Famed Cosmetic Dermatologist Commits Suicide After Being Compared to Television Character

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Fredic Brandt was found dead from an apparent suicide in his Miami mansion on Sunday.

According to the Daily Mail, sources close to Dr. Brandt, 65, confirmed that he hanged himself inside his Coconut Grove home. His lifeless body was discovered by his housekeeper.

On Sunday, Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravenel began tweeting that he was “devastated” that people were comparing him to Dr. Franff on Tina Fey’s hit show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Played by Martin Short, the television character’s appearance is strikingly similar to Dr. Brandt’s–platinum blonde hair and extensive plastic surgery.

Abravenel also posted this tweet: “Dr. Brandt’s publicist says he was suffering from an “illness.”

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department confirmed on Monday that an autopsy will be conducted.

Images: Getty, Netflix


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