Harry Brant was known as a flamboyant fashion icon who was the son of a billionaire and a supermodel.
Harry Brant was known as a flamboyant fashionista who was the son of a billionaire and a supermodel.
The cause was an accidental drug overdose of prescription drugs, his family said. He had struggled with addiction for several years.
Harry was the son of supermodel, Stephanie Seymour an American model and actress. I remember her as the love interest of Axl Rose in the 90s, she appeared in the Guns N' Roses videos for "Don't Cry" and "November Rain".
Harry's father is Peter Brant, an American industrialist, as well as is a magazine publisher, film producer, and art collector.
Harry was a model, appearing in Italian Vogue and Balmain campaigns. He also previously released a unisex makeup line with his brother for MAC, and wrote as a teenager for Interview magazine, which his father owned.
“I think people can definitely express themselves in a great way through makeup, because it is all about fantasy and turning yourself into someone you might not necessarily be on an everyday basis, so you kind of get to escape for a night with this new personal,” Brant told W magazine in 2016. “That’s what I always did.”
He was a familiar presence at fashion shows and international parties at a young age, attending the Met Gala at age 16.
“It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication,” read the statement from Stephanie and Peter Brant. “Our hearts are shattered. Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was just days away from re-entering rehab.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.