Actor, model and musician Harry Hains passed away Tuesday at the age of 27. The actor had several small roles throughout his career including season 5 of American Horror Story.
Hains’ mother Jane Badler, who is also an actress, shared the news on her Instagram page Thursday. Badler reflects on her son’s struggles with “mental illness and addiction,” but a cause of death hasn’t been reported at this time.
“On Jan 7 my beautiful son died,” Badler writes. “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. If you are in LA and know Harry, there is a service for him at Hollywood Forever Sunday Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.”
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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 … if you are in LA and know harry there is a service for him at Hollywood Forever Sunday jan 12 at 3 pm . 6000 Santa Monica Blvd .. RSVP [email protected]
Hains appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel as “boy” for episode four, “Devil’s Night.” The episode marked one of the annual Halloween ones the series releases.
In it, James March, played by Evan Peters, hosts an annual Devil’s Night soiree. The Hotel Cortez designer invites serial killers Aileen Wuornos (Lily Rabe), John Wayne Gacy (John Carroll Lynch), Richard Ramirez (Anthony Ruivivar), Jeffrey Dahmer (Seth Gabel) and the Zodiac Killer.
Hotel protagonist John Lowe (Wes Bentley) also gets invited to the dinner and decides to join the group for their annual event. Once there, March gifts Dahmer with a sacrafice simply named the boy portrayed by Haines.
In addition to American Horror Story, Hains appeared in several other small roles in The Deleted, Netflix’s The OA, Sneaky Pete and A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return.
You can see some behind-the-scenes footage of Hains and the rest of the American Horror Story: Hotel cast below. AltPress sends its condoloscenes to Hains’ family and friends.