Socialite Harry Brant dies aged 24

Jessica Davis
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Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Harry Joseph Brant has died aged 24 from an accidental drug overdose.

Brant overdosed on prescription drugs on Sunday, his family confirmed. He had struggled with addiction for several years.

“We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease,” his family said in a statement, reported by the New York Times. “He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.”

“Harry was not just our son,” the statement continued. “He was also a wonderful brother, a loving grandson, favourite uncle and a caring friend. He was a creative, loving and powerful soul that brought light into so many people’s hearts. He was truly a beautiful person inside and out.”

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Photo credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo - Getty Images

As the youngest son of publisher and art collector Peter M. Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Harry grew up immersed in the worlds of fashion and art. He was regularly seen at fashion shows and industry parties as a teenager, attending the Met Gala at the age of 16, according to the New York Times.

Harry was known for pushing gender stereotypes; he founded a unisex MAC make-up line with his brother Peter in 2015. He modelled for Balmain and Italian Vogue and also contributed to his father's Interview magazine as a teenage columnist.

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Photo credit: Rabbani and Solimene Photography - Getty Images

Harry is survived by older brother Peter, younger sister Lily Margaret, an older half-brother from his mother’s previous marriage to guitarist Tommy Andrews and four half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage to Sandra Brant.

Harry's parents revealed that he was planning to go to a new drug rehabilitation clinic this year and dreamed of working more on the creative side of Interview magazine.

Our thoughts are with Harry’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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