A memorial for the late Harry Brant — the son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and billionaire Peter Brant — was held on Thursday.
Only family members could be present at the service, due to COVID-19 safety measures, but Brant’s family has asked those who knew him to light a candle in his honor at 7 p.m.
Harry died from an accidental prescription drug overdose at age 24 on Sunday.
“Today we lay to rest and honor the life of my brother, a true angel of light, an extraordinarily unique soul unlike any who have come before,” his brother Peter wrote on Instagram.
He continued, “It is impossible to express the devastation I feel for the loss of one with whom I shared not only a lifetime of beautiful memories, but with one who cared so deeply for my own happiness, was so devoted to my personal comfort. It is the loss not only of a brother, but of a best friend, my other half. My heart shatters to think we will never see that dear sweet face again.”
The brothers were often seen together at New York City’s hottest parties and in the front row at top international fashion shows. Harry was known for his gender-bending fashion sense and the brothers created a unisex makeup line for MAC Cosmetics.
“He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done,” his family said in a statement.
“Our hearts are shattered. Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was just days away from re-entering rehab. We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask that you please allow our family privacy as we attempt to cope with the loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy,” says the statement.
There has been an outpouring of sympathy from top fashion designers mourning the loss.