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Stephanie Seymour’s son Harry Brant dead at 24 of accidental drug overdose after battling addiction

Stephanie Seymour’s son Harry Brant has died at the age of 24.

The socialite suffered an accidental prescription drug overdose on Sunday, following a long battle with addiction, and his death came just days before he was set to re-enter rehab.  

Seymour, 52, and her billionaire husband, publishing magnate Peter Brant, 73, released a statement to The New York Times Monday paying tribute to their late son. 

‘We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease. 

‘Harry achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more he could have done.’ 

Harry had reportedly struggled with drug addiction for many years. In 2016, he was charged with drug possession after officers arrested discovered he was carrying a ‘baggie containing white substance’.  

Stephanie Seymour’s son Harry Brant has died of an accidental prescription overdose at the age of 24. The pair are pictured together in April 2015 

Harry, who was raised in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, was a prominent socialite who was close friends with First Daughter Tiffany Trump. 

Along with his older brother, Peter Brant II, 27, he became famous for experimenting with gender in fashion and beauty. 

New York Magazine once referred to Harry and Peter II as ‘NYC’s Most Beautiful Teenage Brothers’, while Vanity Fair called them ‘Little Lord Flauntleroys’. 

In 2015, the pair founded, Brant Brothers, a unisex makeup line together with MAC.

Harry’s parents paid tribute to his creative flair and entrepreneurial spirit in their statement to The Times. 

‘Harry 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.’ 

They added that he was a ‘trailblazer of beauty and cosmetic products for men, collaborating with a major brand on a unisex cosmetic line.’  

Harry, who was raised in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, was a prominent socialite who was close friends with First Daughter Tiffany Trump

Harry, who was raised in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, was a prominent socialite who was close friends with First Daughter Tiffany Trump

Along with his older brother, Peter Brant II, 27, he became famous for experimenting with gender in fashion and beauty, and the pair founded a unisex makeup line together

Along with his older brother, Peter Brant II, 27, he became famous for experimenting with gender in fashion and beauty, and the pair founded a unisex makeup line together 

Despite professional success, Harry had reportedly battled drug addiction. 

In 2016, Harry was arrested after refusing to pay a cab fare in Connecticut. 

Officers were called to the scene where they found the ‘baggie of white substance in his wallet’. He was charged with larceny, interfering with an officer and drug possession.

The same year, his brother Peter II was charged with assault after allegedly getting into a fight with a Port Authority officer at JFK Airport.  

In addition to Peter II, Harry is also survived by his younger sibling, Lily Brant, 16. 

He also had an older half-brother from his mother’s previous marriage to guitarist Tommy Andrews. 

Additionally, Harry had four half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage to Sandra Brant.

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' (pictured with mother Stephanie and sister Lilly in July, 2008)

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’ (pictured with mother Stephanie and sister Lilly in July, 2008)

Harry is pictured with his mother, Stephanie Seymour, and his father, billionaire publishing magnate, Peter Brant II, in 2015

Harry is pictured with his mother, Stephanie Seymour, and his father, billionaire publishing magnate, Peter Brant II, in 2015

Harry had a regular column in Interview Magazine – the famous culture publication started by Andy Warhol and now owned by Peter Brant. 

Brant reportedly planned to give Harry a larger role at the magazine in the near future. 

For his final column for Interview Magazine published in May last year, Harry interviewed fashion designer Marc Jacob about dismantling the stigma attached to men wearing make-up. 

‘Have you ever wondered why society has reserved makeup for the fairer sex? ‘For generations, men who dared to disrupt this silly taboo not only had their masculinity questioned, but were more often than not met with a barrage of shaming, harassment, and ridicule.’ 

He wrote in the piece: ‘Have you ever wondered why society has reserved makeup for the fairer sex? 

‘For generations, men who dared to disrupt this silly taboo not only had their masculinity questioned, but were more often than not met with a barrage of shaming, harassment, and ridicule.’  

In addition to writing his own column, Harry was the subject of countless interviews in other illustrious titles.  

In 2015, he told W Magazine: ‘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.’ 

Harry was also written about in Vanity Fair and New York Magazine and he featured in an photo shoot for Italian Vogue.  

In his final Instagram post on January 7, Harry paid tribute to French stylist and art director Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. 

He posted a throwback picture of the stylist alongside himself and Miley Cyrus with the trio appearing in high spirits.  

‘Happy belated birthday to the queen CARLYNE!!! The Dauphine francophile with eternal style,’ he captioned the image.  

In his final Instagram post on January 7, Harry paid tribute to French stylist and art director Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele

In his final Instagram post on January 7, Harry paid tribute to French stylist and art director Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele

Harry had a regular column in Interview Magazine - the famous culture publication started by Andy Warhol and now owned by Peter Brant

Harry had a regular column in Interview Magazine – the famous culture publication started by Andy Warhol and now owned by Peter Brant

Stephanie Seymour married Harry’s father Peter Brant in Paris in July 1995, after they met through photographer Sante D’Orazio. 

The ceremony was held at a chapel on an estate just outside the city.  

Seymour filed for divorce in March 2009 after 15 years of marriage, but by September 2010 they had called off their divorce.

Seymour, whose career as a supermodel soared in the 90s, has appeared on the cover of Vogue and in numerous issues of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She was also a a primary lingerie and hosiery model for Victoria’s Secret. 

In the 2006 book ‘In Vogue, The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine’, Seymour is cited among the ‘original supermodels’ alongside the likes of Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell.  

Harry's parents paid tribute to his creative flair and entrepreneurial spirit in their statement to The Times

Harry is pictured in June 2016

Harry’s parents paid tribute to his creative flair and entrepreneurial spirit in their statement to The Times 

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