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Harry Brant death – Model’s final photo revealed as brother pays tribute to his ‘eternal beauty’ after overdose

A PHOTO taken on the "last day" of socialite Harry Brant's life has been shared by Peter Brant Jr, following his late brother's accidental overdose.

Harry, the 24-year-old son of model Stephanie Seymour and industrialist Peter M. Brant, died on Sunday following a lengthy battle with addiction.

In a moving tribute on Instagram, Peter, 27, posted a shot of his brother, a model, and influencer, alongside model Gaia Matisse. The image was taken just hours before Harry died.

"This photo was taken on his last day and shows the eternal beauty he will forever hold," Peter wrote.

 "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.

"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."

In a statement issued on Monday, Harry's parents said, "It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication,' adding, 'our hearts are shattered."

Harry's family, who had become increasingly "worried" about him, was reportedly trying to get him back into rehab just days before his death, a source told People.

"His father was frustrated," the insider said, adding that Peter was "trying to get him to go to rehab again".

Peter had reportedly wanted Harry to complete his stint in rehab before embarking on a larger creative role at Peter's Interview magazine this year.

"It's hard, anyone who knows addiction knows this. We all knew he had this problem," the source said.

The friend of the family added that Harry was very close to his mother and "inseparable" from his older brother, Peter.

A statement released by his family to the New York Times 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."

"Harry was not just our son. He was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favorite 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."

Last year, Harry posted a clip on Instagram from the 1983 American crime-drama movie Scarface with the caption "contemplating my own mortality".

In his final Instagram posts, he honored a friend and paid tribute to model Stella Tennant after her suicide.

Harry posted a picture of himself with French stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele and Miley Cyrus, wishing her a happy birthday.

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