The Tragic Death Of Harry Brant

Harry Brant, model, Instagram tastemaker, and unmistakable member of New York City's social elite, has died at 24. According to The Daily Mail, the fashionable socialite, who "was close friends with First Daughter Tiffany Trump," died of an "accidental prescription overdose" on Jan. 18, 2021. He was reportedly planning to enter rehab when he died.

Harry Brant was the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour (one of the top models of the '80s and '90s) and billionaire Peter Brant, an art collector and owner of publications like Interview Magazine. A gender-bending red carpet and runway icon, Harry had appeared in campaigns for Balmain, Italian Vogue, and more, per The New York Times. He and his brother Peter, who were once referred to by the NYT as "The New Princes of the City," created unisex makeup lines with MAC in 2015 and 2016. Harry was a young man about town whose gender and envelope-pushing fashion looks were clearly an extension of his vibrant nature and personality. His family shared a statement with the NYT after his death. "We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease," the statement read. "He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done." 

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Harry Brant struggled with addiction for years

From a young age, Harry Brant was surrounded by wealth. According to Page Six, he grew up on a "300-acre estate" in Greenwich, CT, "complete with dozens of ponies, a polo field — and 41-foot sculpture by Jeff Koons in the front yard." As Harper's Bazaar reported, Harry's dad Peter Brant would test him on the names of the artists who made the artwork that hung in their home. "If I got it right, I would get a dollar," Harry told the outlet in 2014. But it only made him appreciate art in museums as he got older.

Harry had a history of substance abuse. In 2016, he was arrested outside of that home in Greenwich, CT, fleeing a cab after avoiding paying the fare. He was then caught by police and charged, in part, with drug possession, according to Greenwich Time. He is survived by his brother Peter, his younger sister, and five half-siblings, per the NYT. "Harry was not just our son," the family added in their statement to NYT. "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."

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