By CAPosts 19 January, 2021 - 09:22am 194 views
Harry Brant, son of billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, died at age 24 of a drug overdose. The model was found dead on Sunday, just days before he entered rehab, his parents said in a statement.
“It is with great regret that we share the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost the battle with his addiction. and he died due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, "reads the statement from the young man's family. “ Our hearts are broken. Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was only days away from re-entering rehab. "
“We will always be sad that Harry's life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask our family for privacy as we try to cope with the loss of our beautiful and beautiful child ”, they finished their note sent to the media.
Gender fluid icon, along with his older brother, Peter Jr., Harry Brant formed one of the most transgressive couples in New York. Often described as the male version of the famous and wealthy sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton, they were often seen at New York City's hottest parties and front-rowed at major fashion shows.
The father of the brothers, Peter Brant, is the owner of newsprint maker White Birch Paper and Brant Publications, Inc., whose holdings include Interview magazine, founded by Andy Warhol. He is also known for being an extravagant art collector.
For his part, Seymour was one of the earliest and most famous models for the Victoria's Secret lingerie company. When he was at the peak of his popularity, he had a stormy relationship with Axl Rose, singer of the rock group Guns N'Roses. Their courtship ended in complaints against each other for mistreatment. Cover of the magazine "Sports Illustrated" in the late 80s, she was immortalized by great photography such as Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon and Mario Testino.
Shortly after her break with the musician, she began dating him multimillionaire. Together with him, she formed a unique family after marrying in 1995. They had four children: Peter Jr., the late Harry, Dylan and Lilly.
The family has been quite controversial and they have had problems with the justice. Harry Brant, the deceased, was arrested in 2016 for drug possession and theft for trying to get out of a taxi without paying.
Just days ago, his brother Peter Jr. was charged with assault after being involved in a fight with a policeman at JFK airport, and in the past he starred in several night fights have led him to sleep several times in prison.
His parents have also had their problems with the Justice: in 2014, the model was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol after reversing his Range Rover on a highway ramp and crashing into a traffic sign
But the one who has spent the most days in prison has been the patriarch, who was once 84 days behind bars for tax evasion. Polo lover, his temper and self-control problems have earned the businessman the nickname of "the John McEnroe of polo."