Doctor's Death Reportedly Tied to 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

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Could Tina Fey's new Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have played a part in the death of a doctor to the stars?

The NY Post reports that Dr. Fredric Brandt has died at the age of 65. Brandt was a cosmetic dermatologist with a long list of celebrity clients, including Madonna. His publicist confirmed his death, saying he suffered from and "illness", but refusing to elaborate on the exact cause of death.

“He passed away this morning. He was suffering from an illness. Everyone who knows him is devastated. 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.”

But Miami Herald reporter Lesley Abravanel is saying that Brandt was suffering from depression, much of it due to a character on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that shares a striking resemblance to the real doctor.

Here's Martin Short's "Dr. Franff" and Brandt:

From Abravanel:

Dr. Franff appears in one episode of the series.

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