Australian model and actor, Harry Hains who starred in American Horror Story: Hotel and The OA, has died at the age of 27 after struggling with addiction and mental illness.
His mother Jane Badler who is also an actress, confirmed the death of her son saying.
‘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 Instagram post was a new year celebratory photo with a female friend.
He wrote in the caption: ‘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 a March 2019 interview with Boys by Girls magazine, 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.’
On January 12 a funeral service will be held for Harry Hains at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 12.