Prominent skin doctor Brandt found dead at Miami home

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

MIAMI (AP) — Pioneering dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt, an early proponent of Botox who was also an author, radio host and frequent television guest, has died. He was 65.

Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said Monday officers found Brandt's body at his home in the Coconut Grove section of Miami about 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Burden said Brandt hanged himself.

Brandt had offices in Coral Gables and New York and famous patients including Madonna. According to his publicists, he launched his Dr. Brandt Skin Care line in 2001 and wrote two successful skin care books.

For four years he hosted the "Ask Dr. Brandt" show on SiriusXM radio, where his guests included celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Ripa.