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Gender fluid American Horror Story actor Harry Hains dies, aged 27, after struggle with mental health and addiction

Patrick Kelleher January 10, 2020
American Horror Story actor Harry Hains

Harry Hains (Jerritt Clark/Getty

Gender fluid American Horror Story actor Harry Hains has tragically died at the age of 27, according to an Instagram post from his mother.

The actor, musician and model – who used he/him pronouns – died on January 7, his actress mother Jane Badler said on Instagram.

“He was 27 and had the world at his feet,” Badler wrote. “But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction.

Gender fluid American Horror Story actor Harry Hains ‘shone bright for too short a time’.

“A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time,” she added. “I will miss you Harry every day of my life.”

She finished her post by inviting those in LA who knew Hains personally to attend a service in his memory.

Hains starred in one episode of American Horror Story and had also appeared in The OA.

He had also signed with modelling agency Chadwick and released music under the stage name ANTIBOY, which he described as a a “gender-fluid robot from the future”.

A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time. I will miss you Harry every day of my life.

In an interview earlier this year with Boys by Girls magazine, Hains said he was gender fluid and used he/him pronouns.

“I know that I am born male but I don’t think I represent what it means to be a man,” Hains said. “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.”

Just last week, he wrote on Instagram that 2020 would be a ‘new era.’

He added: “I grew up in Melbourne and I had a very open and accepting family. Dating someone of either sex didn’t make a difference to me.”

Hains’ memorial service will take place at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles on January 12 at 3pm.

Just last week, he posted a photo of himself celebrating New Year’s Eve to Instagram and wrote: “TO 2020! The NEW ERA has already begun.”

He continued: “So let’s all keep only moving forward, staying so present to enjoy each & every moment throughout this beautiful new BEGINNING – HAPPY N3W YEAR peeeeps.”

Hains ended his post by saying he had “so much love and gratitude” for all of the people in his life.

His mother did not confirm his cause of death in her Instagram post.

More: American Horror Story, gender fluid, Harry Hains, jane badler

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