American Horror Story actor Harry Hains has died at the age of 27, following struggles with mental illness and drug addiction.
The actor’s mother – former Neighbours star Jane Badler - confirmed the news on Instagram, saying her “beautiful son” son passed away on 7 January.
“He was 27 and had the world at his feet,” she wrote, alongside a series of pictures of Hains.
“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.”
Badler, 66, did not reveal a cause of death.
Hains was born in Melbourne, Australia, but ended up in the US where he pursued modelling and acting.
As well as American Horror Story: Hotel, he appeared in series such as The OA and The Deleted. He was also a musician, performing under the name, ANTIBOY.
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“If I had to pick a label it would be in the realm of gender fluid,” Hains said.
“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.”
Badler played Diana Marshall in Australian soap Neighbours and also had roles in television shows such as V, Falcon Crest and Mission: Impossible.