WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Harry Brant, once dubbed by Vanity Fair as “Little Lord Fauntelroy”, died on Sunday at the young age of 24, according to a statement from his family.
- The statement also revealed that Harry, who had been battling drug addiction for many years, had died of accidental overdose of prescription medication.
- Harry became known in the fashion industry since his teenage years and was a familiar presence at several international fashion shows.
The fashion world is mourning the loss of Harry Brant, fashion model and the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and industrialist Peter Brant, who died on Sunday of accidental drug overdose. He was 24.
News of his unexpected death was shared by his family in a statement to the New York Times that said:
“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.”
Harry began making a name for himself as a teenager in the fashion world. A familiar presence at international fashion shows, he even attended the prestigious Met Gala when he was 16. He modeled for Italian Vogue and Balmain among others, wrote for his father’s Interview magazine as a teenager and also created a makeup line for MAC Cosmetics in 2015 and 2016 with his brother, Peter Brant II.
Harry was also known for breaking barriers of gender stereotypes in clothing and cosmetics. Then 15, he spoke to Vanity Fair in 2012 about his fashion sense, saying when he started out, he became obsessed with women’s clothes and “just fell in love with the ideal of how iconic fashion is, especially how it used to be, and the power that all the fashion people held…”
Vanity Fair called him “Little Lord Fauntleroy” while he and his older brother were once touted as “NYC’s Most Beautiful Teenage Brothers” by New York Magazine.
In 2016, Harry was arrested in Greenwich, Conn., and charged with larceny, interfering with a police officer and drug possession. Harry had also reportedly struggled with drug addiction for many years.
Yet despite a few blemishes on his past, Harry was considered a style setter in the world of arts and fashion before his death.
“Harry was truly a beautiful person inside and out,” the family said in the statement. “He was a creative, loving and powerful soul that brought light into so many people’s hearts.”
Several fans also took to social media to eulogize him following his family’s announcement.
One fan wrote, “RIP fashion icon Harry Brant. Broken heart,” while another added, “RIP @harrybrant. Gone too soon.”
Besides Peter, Harry is survived by a younger sister, an older half-brother from his mother’s previous marriage as well as four half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage. Another half-sibling, Ryan Brant, died in 2019.
Source: Fox News