Harry Brant, the son of polo-playing billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour has died of at the age of 24. He was reported to have died after suffering an accidental prescription drug overdose, which was a day before he was set to enter rehab.
According to the media reports the death of the gender-bending bon vivant, a hip couture icon along with his older brother Peter Jr. was confirmed by the family.
Harry Brant’s 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 family further 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.’
“It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication,” read the statement from Stephanie and Peter Brant.
“Our hearts are shattered. Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was just days away from re-entering rehab.
Harry Brant and his brother frequently described as the male version of wealthy celebrity sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton were known fixtures at New York City’s hottest parties and front-row attendees of top international fashion shows.
“Harry loved fashion and was a trailblazer of beauty and cosmetic products for men – collaborating with a major brand on a unisex cosmetic line,” his family said.
Harry Brant was busted in 2016 on larceny and drug raps for allegedly skipping out on a $27.85 cab fare and getting caught “with a white substance” that later tested positive as drugs.
That same year, his brother Peter was charged with assault after allegedly getting into a boozy brawl with a Port Authority cop at JFK Airport. In 2012, Peter also was caught joking online about killing President Obama.
In 2009, Peter Brant Sr. accused Seymour of being an “unfit mother” in divorce filings, alleging she popped pills and abused alcohol. The pair have since reconciled.
In 2014, Seymour was charged with DUI after reversing her Range Rover on a highway ramp and hitting a road sign.
Her husband also once did 84 days behind bars for tax evasion.