Vale: Harry Hains

Australian actor Harry Hains, who appeared in American Horror Story and The OA, has died aged 27.

Hains’ death was confirmed by his mother, actor Jane Badler on Instagram. The cause if death has not been announced.

“On Jan 7 my beautiful son died . He was 27 and had the world at his feet . 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..”

Born in Melbourne, Hains had lived in London and New York, and most recently was based in Los Angeles. In 2015, he appeared in the Hotel series of American Horror Story, and had a role in The OA. He was also a model, and performed as a musician under the name Antiboy.

Hains had previously spoken about being gender fluid, telling the magazine Boys By Girls: “I know that I am born male, but I don’t think I represent what it means to be a man. 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.” In the same interview, he also revealed he had suffered from a severe type of insomnia during his childhood.

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Source: The Guardian.

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