*Dr. Arnold Klein, dermatologist to the late Michael Jackson and other Hollywood stars, has died. He was 70.
Klein died Thursday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office. A cause of death was not given.
Klein’s roster of patients once included Elizabeth Taylor, Dolly Parton, Carrie Fisher and other celebrities. The Beverly Hills dermatologist’s specialty was the use of injectable drugs such as Botox to ease wrinkles and sagging skin.
“Put me next to a patient, give me a needle and I’m really happy,” he said in a 2011 interview with The Associated Press.
Klein, who called Jackson “my best friend,” treated him for more than 25 years before the pop star’s drug-related death in 2009.
Debbie Rowe, a nurse who worked for Klein, married Jackson and had two of the singer’s three children, Prince and Paris, before the couple divorced. The doctor dismissed media reports alleging that he fathered the children through a sperm donation.