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Harry Brant, son of billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour, has 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 his battle with his addiction and died from an accidental prescription drug overdose.“Reads the statement from the young man’s family. “Our hearts are shattered. Harry wanted to get over his addiction and was just days away from going back into rehab. “
“We will always be sad that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask our family for privacy while we try to cope with the loss of our beautiful and beautiful child ”, they finished their note sent to the media.
Icon of the fluid gender, Harry Brant along with his older brother, Peter Jr., 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 a common sight at the hottest parties in New York City and front-rowed at major fashion shows.
Harry also launched a unisex makeup line with his brother for MAC, and wrote as a teenager for his father’s Interview magazine.
Peter y Harry Brant (The Grosby Group)
The brothers’ father, 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 a flamboyant art collector and a lover of polo, although his short temper and self-control problems earned him the nickname “the John McEnroe of polo.”
For his part, Seymour was one of the first and most famous models of 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” at the end of the 80, it was immortalized by great of the photography like Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon and Mario Testino.
Shortly after her breakup with the musician, she began dating the multimillionaire. Together with him, she formed a unique family after getting married in 1995. They had four children: Peter Jr., Harry, Dylan y Lilly.
The family has been quite controversial and they have had problems with the law. Harry Brant, the deceased young man, was arrested in 2016 for drug possession and theft for trying to get out of a taxi without paying.
That same year, his brother Peter Jr. was charged with assault after being involved in an altercation with a police officer at JFK airport, and in the past he starred in several night fights that have led him to sleep several times in prison.
The model with two of her children (The Grosby Group)
Her parents have also had their problems with the law: in 2014, the model was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol after backing up her Range Rover on a freeway ramp and hitting a traffic sign.
But the one who has spent the most days deprived of liberty has been the patriarch, who was once 84 days behind bars for tax evasion.
Seymour and Brant were married in July 1995 in Paris, after meeting through photographer Sante D’Orazio when Seymour was 26 and Brant 48. The ceremony took place in a chapel on an estate on the outskirts of the city. . Seymour filed for divorce in March 2009 after 15 years of marriage and accused his wife of being an “unfit mother”, claiming that she took pills and abused alcohol. But in September 2010 they reconciled.
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