The son of billionaire Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie Seymour has died aged 24, his family has confirmed.
Socialite Harry Brand was tragically found dead at his apartment on Sunday, just days before he was due to enter rehab to treat his drug problems.
According to the New York Times, Harry suffered an accidental overdose of prescription drugs after battling addiction issues for years.
Peter, 73, Stephanie, 52, and the rest of Harry’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.
“Harry was not just our son. He was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favourite 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.”
His father, Peter, is an industrialist, publisher and art collector, while his mother, Stephanie, has been hailed as one of the original supermodel.
Harry made his debut at the world famous Met Gala at the age of just 16, with renowned fashion publication Vanity Fair naming him Little Lord Fauntleroy after his good looks and fortune.
After launching a unisex make-up range with cosmetics powerhouse MAC alongside his brother Peter Brant II, Harry said in an interview with 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.
“The more true you are to yourself and the more individual you are, the more people are inherently attracted to you.”
He added that make-up: “is all about fantasy and turning yourself into someone you might not necessarily be on an everyday basis, so you kind of get to escape for a night with this new persona. That’s what I always did.”