Australian model and American Horror Story: Hotel and The OA, star Harry Hains has reportedly died at the age of 27.
His mum, actress Jane Badler, confirmed the sad passing of her son who was also a musician.
‘He was 27 and had the world at his feet,’ she wrote. ‘But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction. A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time… I will miss you, Harry, every day of my life.’
Garry’s last post on Instagram was a celebratory New Year’s Eve photo with a female friend.
He caption the photo:
‘To 2020! The new era has already begun. So let’s all keep only moving forward, staying so present to enjoy each and every moment throughout this beautiful new beginning. Happy New Year, peeps. So much love and gratitude for all in my life.’
In an interview with Boys by Girls magazine in March 2019, Harry identified as gender fluid. The article referred to Harry using ‘he’ and ‘him’ pronouns.
‘I know that I am born male but I don’t think I represent what it means to be a man,’ he said.
‘I believe we should be whatever we want. It gets kind of confusing when we start labelling ourselves so I try to stay away from labels.
‘I grew up in Melbourne and I had a very open and accepting family. Dating someone of either sex didn’t make a difference to me.’
It was learnt that his funeral service will be held at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles, U.S.A on Sunday, January 12.