Harry Brant, was found dead yesterday. The cause was an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
He had struggled with addiction for several years. His family said in a statement.
“We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease.
He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.”
The younger son of Peter Brant, an industrialist, publisher and art collector, and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Brant grew up around the world of art, fashion and society.
Attending the Met Gala at age 16. Vanity Fair called him a “Little Lord Fauntleroy” for his unapologetic willingness to enjoy his own good fortune and looks. New York Magazine once called Harry and his older brother, Peter Brant II,
“NYC’s Most Beautiful Teenage Brothers”
Brant was known for pushing the boundaries of gender stereotype in both cosmetics and clothing. He dabbled in journalism as a teenage columnist for his father’s Interview magazine, modeled for Balmain and Italian Vogue and, with his brother, founded a unisex makeup line with MAC, releasing collections in ’15 and ’16.
He attended Bard College, but did not graduate and according to his parents, he had been planning to enter a drug rehab center in ’21, He had hoped to play a larger role in Interview.
The family said,
“Harry was not just our son. 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.”
In an interview with W magazine before one of the MAC launches, Brant said,
“I really think that once you leave high school, you realize that being normal is something that people want to shy away from, and the more true you are to yourself and the more individual you are, the more people are inherently attracted to you.”
Makeup, 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 persona. That’s what I always did.”
Harry Brandt was 24.
(via New York Times)