Who was Harry Brant? Stephanie Seymour's son, 24, dies of accidental drug overdose after battling addiction

Harry will always be remembered as a model who set out a new-look and as a public figure who pushed the boundaries of gender stereotypes in apparel and makeup


                            Who was Harry Brant? Stephanie Seymour's son, 24, dies of accidental drug overdose after battling addiction
Harry Brant (@harry_brant / Instagram)

Harry Brant, the son of Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, died of an accidental drug overdose after a long battle with drug addiction. Harry was only 24. Following Harry’s sudden death, his ardent followers took to social media platforms to pay their heartfelt tribute.

Harry’s family said in a statement to The New York Times that the aspiring socialite died on Sunday, January 17, of an accidental overdose. In a statement released to the media outlet, Harry’s family stated that he had achieved a lot in his 24 years of life, but they will never get the chance to know what else he could have done in his life. “Harry was not just our son,” the family said in the statement. “He was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favorite 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.”

Harry Brant attends the 7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at Skylight at Moynihan Station on June 9, 2016, in New York City (Getty Images)

Who was Harry Brant?

Harry was supermodel Seymour and business tycoon Peter Brant’s son. As a professional, he followed his mother’s footsteps and started his career as a model by appearing in Italian Vogue and Balmain campaigns. Along with his brother, he previously released a unisex makeup line for MAC and even tried his hands as a writer for Interview magazine.

Harry struggled with drug addiction for quite some time. His family stated that he had been planning to enter a new drug rehabilitation center this year and hoped to rejoin his father’s Interview magazine with a larger role than before. Harry will always be remembered as a model who set out a new-look “It” boy, and as a public figure who pushed the boundaries of gender stereotypes in apparel and makeup.

Harry Brant attends the Balmain Aftershow Dinner as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France (Getty Images)

Remembering Harry

Following Harry Brant’s sudden death, several people took to social media to talk about his way of living and how they would miss him. One user wrote on Twitter that she is grateful that Harry Brant’s family opened up about his cause of death while adding that “part of reducing the stigma around addiction means being honest about how this disease affects every strata of society. Addiction kills so many every year, it is a parallel pandemic".



 

Author Robinne Lee tweeted that Harry is the second muse of her ongoing manuscript. Her first muse died some seven months ago. "I am in utter shock. Harry is the 2nd muse from my current manuscript who has died in the past 7 months. I feel sick. Going to take a break. From everything."



 

Another Twitter user who got the opportunity to meet Harry Brant writes, “Harry Brant, though I only met you once, you were so vivacious, full of life. Thank you for showing me NYC when I was a little boy blue absolutely clueless and scared of that insane out of this world city. Rest in peace.”



 

Harry has a younger sister and a half brother from Stephanie Seymour’s previous marriage and four other half-siblings from Peter Brant’s previous marriage to Sandra Brant.

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