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'American Horror Story' Actor Harry Hains Tragically Dies At 27

'American Horror Story' Actor Harry Hains Tragically Dies At 27

American Horror Story star Harry Hains has tragically passed away at the age of 27.

Taking to Instagram to break the heartbreaking news, Harry's mother confirmed that the Australian actor had struggled with addiction and mental health issues in the weeks leading up to his death.

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She wrote: "He was 27 and had the world at his feet. But sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction.

Harry Haines' cause of death has not been revealed (Credit: Instagram)
Harry Haines' cause of death has not been revealed (Credit: Instagram)

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

Harry's mother Jane, who is also famous for starring in Australian soap opera Neighbours, did not give any details of the cause of Harry's death.

It comes after he shared a post on Instagram welcoming in 2020 just days ago.

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Alongside a snap of himself celebrating New Year's Eve with his friends, he wrote: "To 2020! The new era has already begun. So let's all keep only moving forward, staying so present to enjoy each and every moment throughout this beautiful new beginning.

"Happy New Year, peeps. So much love and gratitude for all in my life."

Harry Haines in American Horror Story: Hotel (Credit: Netflix)
Harry Haines in American Horror Story: Hotel (Credit: Netflix)

The actor, who is also known and loved for starring in The OA, grew up in Melbourne, Australia before moving to the States to pursue an acting career.

Alongside his TV roles, he performed music under the name ANTIBOY.

Harry also identified as gender fluid, and has been hailed an inspiration for encouraging fans not to label themselves.


"I know that I am born male but I don't think I represent what it means to be a man," he said in an interview last year.

"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.

"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."

RIP Harry, and thoughts to his family.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: American Horror Story, Celebrity News

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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