American Horror Story actor Harry Hains dies aged 27

American Horror Story actor Harry Hains dies aged 27

American Horror Story actor Harry Hains has died at the age of 27.

The news was broken by the Australian actor's family. The 27-year-old's mother Jane Badler announced that her son had passed away on Instagram. She did not, however, reveal the cause of death.

She wrote: "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."

Hains appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel, which aired in 2015, and played a character called Boy in an episode called Devil's Night.

However, this was far from his only notable acting credit. He also appeared in Netflix's The OA, the Amazon series, and A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return.

Outside the realm of acting, he was the star of a number of modeling campaigns and released music under the name ANTIBOY.

Hains' mother is also a singer and actress.

Hains identified as gender-fluid, and he opened up about this identity in an interview with Boys and Girls magazine in 2019: "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 labeling 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. I always had in my head this idea that I don’t like labels, so I never had to define myself."

The 27-year-old's funeral will be held on Sunday (January 12) at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles.