Who was Harry Brant and how did he die?

SOCIALITE and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour Harry Brant has died suddenly aged 24.

But how did he die? Here's what we know so far.

Who was Harry Brant?

Harry Brant was the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and millionaire industrialist Peter Brant.

He also became known as a socialite, described by the New York Times as a "founding member of the next-generation jet set and a new-look 'It' boy".

He and brother Peter were dubbed the male version of wealthy socialite sisters Paris and Nicky Hilton, and were frequently seen front-row at international fashion shows and exclusive parties in New York City.

Together, they also developed a line of unisex make-up for MAC Cosmetics, named The Brant Brothers.

As a model, he appeared in campaigns for Balmain as well as Italian Vogue.

He also famously attended the Met Gala when he was just 16 years old.

How did Harry Brant die?

Brant died from an accidental drug overdose of prescription medication.

He had fought a years-long battle with addiction, and was reportedly found unresponsive on Sunday.

It came just days before he was due to enter rehab.

A statement released by his family read: "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.

"He was truly a beautiful person inside and out."

Did Harry Brant have a partner?

According to CelebsCouples.com, Brant was single at the time of his death.

While brother Peter is openly gay, Harry is reported as having had girlfriends in the past.

He had two siblings, Peter, who is 27, and Lilly Margaret, 16.

He also had an older half-brother from Seymour's first marriage – to guitarist Tommy Andrews – and four half siblings from his father's marriage to Sandra Simms.

Who is Harry Brant's mother Stephanie Seymour?

Stephanie Seymour, 52, is an actress and model.

She has made appearances on the cover of Vogue as well as in Sports Illustrated and Victoria's Secret.

Along with the likes of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, she was among the most famous models of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

She married Peter Brant, an industrialist, magazine publisher, and art collector, in 1995.

In the early 90s, between her two marriages, she was in a relationship with Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose.

She also appeared in the music videos for two of the band's hits, Don't Cry and November Rain.

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