Harry Brant was a rising model and son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant. (Photo: Amy Sussman, Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
Earlier this week, supermodel Stephanie Seymour and publisher Peter M. Brant confirmed to USA TODAY that their son “lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication.”
In a moving Instagram tribute Friday, Campbell admitted that “it’s taken me a few days to get my head around this to digest the fact my beautiful godson Harry Brant has gone to the spiritual world.” She added, “Harry, you’ve taken a piece of my heart.”
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Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour pictured on June 14, 2000. (Photo: MARION CURTIS, XXX DMI)
“Since you were a baby, you had this innate magical joy, that you (brought) to all who was around you,” Campbell captioned several images of herself and Brant.
Campbell and Brant’s mother, Seymour, are regarded as original supermodels following unprecedented success and fame during the 1980s and 1990s, alongside Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer.
Brant affectionally referred to his godmother as “Omi” in several Instagram posts.
Campbell recalled a time when she took the aspiring model to “meetings” with her.
“They would ask me if they could hire you. You were not even 10 yrs old. Smart as a whip, creativity bursting from you on every level,” she wrote.
Campbell continued: “We never judged each other. Our ship was always honest. Too young… to go. I will love you unconditionally always, and I know (late designer Azzedine Alaïa) and (late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani) will take care of you on the other side! Where we will meet and be in joy once more.”
Campbell signed her tribute: “Your godmother.”
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Brant had appeared in Italian Vogue and in campaigns for the fashion house Balmain. He had previously released a unisex makeup line with his brother – Peter Brant Jr. – for MAC cosmetics.
Seymour and Brant’s father told USA TODAY their “hearts are shattered” by his death.
“Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was just days away from re-entering rehab,” Seymour and Brant said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY. “We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease.”
Contributing: The Associated Press
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