Australian actor Harry Hains has died after a health battle with mental illness and addiction.
The rising Aussie performer, best known for his roles on American Horror Story and Netflix series The OA, was the son of actress Jane Badler who announced the tragic news on Instagram this morning.
“On Jan 7 my beautiful son died,” she wrote alongside several pictures of Harry.
“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.”
Harry grew up in Melbourne with his famous mum, who moved to Australia in the early 1990’s after a TV career in the US.
American-born Jane has starred in several Aussie productions, most notably playing Diana Marshall’s in Neighbour’s in 2010 but also appearing in Blue Heelers and Offspring.
She is best known for her lead role on 1980’s cult classic V.
Harry had relocated to the US where he was pursuing a steady acting career as well as modelling through the Chiswick Modelling agency.
The 27-year-old also forayed into music, performing as Antiboy, an alt-pop artist who explored the world through a non-binary lense, challenging concepts of gender and genre.
The up-and-coming artist last shared to his social media accounts on January 1st with a bittersweet message celebrating the new decade.
“Let’s all keep only moving forward, staying so present to enjoy each & every moment throughout this beautiful new BEGINNING,” he wrote alongside a photo of him and a friend in fancy dress.
Jane confirmed her son would be laid to rest in the US on January 12th.
If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.
If you or a loved are struggling with addiction help can be found at Reach Out.