BEAUTY&STYLE Published April11, 2015 By Staff Writer

Botox Man Has Died

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The man who injected Botox to some of the A-list stars has died on April 5, 2015. It was later ruled as a suicide.

Dr. Fredric Brandt was a very popular surgeon and beauty specialist not only for those who can afford him but also for some of the biggest stars in the world, including Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, and Madonna.

His name rose to fame after he popularized the use of Botox, a product approved by the Federal and Drug Administration for both cosmetic and medical reasons. When injected into the skin, it relaxes the muscles, sort of giving a "paralyzing look," so they are not pulled down by gravity, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They can also now be used for treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and chronic migraine. He spearheaded a beauty revolution known as the new face, wherein there's more focus on adding volume and fullness usually through dermal fillers. He also used to host his own show in Sirius before it was canceled a few years ago.

Despite the fame, many believed that he suffered a very lonely life. According to his own publicist, Jacquie Tractenberg, his death may be caused by a long-standing illness. Although she didn't mention what it is, other news reported that he may be suffering from depression. In a Daily Mail article on April 12, friend John Joseph Hupert, who eventually saw the body hanging in the garage in his apartment, was staying with him to monitor his suicidal tendencies. Dr. Saida Koita, a psychiatrist, also mentioned she's been treating him prior to his suicide.   

Plenty of people also cite a TV show known as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a Netflix comedy created by Robert Carlock and Tina Fey with Ellie Kemper as a titular character. In one of the episodes, Martin Short played Dr. Franff, who shared a close resemblance to Brandt. While he was often heard as saying the reference only made him laugh, some claimed it affected him greatly, which may then have pushed him to kill himself. 

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