Harry Hains, who starred in the TV series American Horror Story: Hotel and The OA, died in January at the age of 27.Five months on, the late Austra
Harry Hains, who starred in the TV series American Horror Story: Hotel and The OA, died in January at the age of 27.
Five months on, the late Australian actor’s family has now released Harry’s first posthumous single, Good Enough, from his forthcoming EP.
Harry’s mother, 66-year-old Hollywood actress Jane Badler, spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the decision to release his music to the world.
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EXCLUSIVE ‘Through my son’s music and legacy I hope to help others’: Hollywood actress Jane Badler and mother of late American Horror Story star Harry Hains (pictured) has released a posthumous track from his forthcoming album following his tragic death at 27 in January
Harry, who was a gifted musician in addition to his acting career, had recorded a large collection of music under the pseudonym ANTIBOY before his death.
Jane, who is best known for her role in ’80s soap opera Falcon Crest, said: ‘My son Harry was an extraordinary boy. He was hugely creative and his life revolved around his art. Some would say he was his art.
‘His first album Glitch in Paradise deals with a love that can never seem to come to pass. A love that is so deep but yet so ill-fated.’
Memories: Harry is shown here in a family photo with his parents, Jane and Stephen, and a man believed to be his brother
Before his tragic passing, Harry – who was also a gifted musician– actually recorded a massive collection of music under his artist name; ANTIBOY
‘My son Harry was an extraordinary boy. He was hugely creative and his life revolved around his art. Some would say he was his art’: Harry’s mother, 66-year-old Hollywood actress Jane Badler, spoke to Daily Mail Australia about their decision to release his music to the world
Famous mother: Jane is pictured in 1983 as Diana in the American science fiction series V
‘He would be the first to say that he was not of this world. He identified as non-binary at a time when no one quite accepted that term,’ she explained.
The Melbourne-born artist performed under the name ANTIBOY, which was an alter ego he described as a ‘gender fluid robot from the future’.
The late star’s music touched on subjects of gender fluidity, sexuality and mental health.
‘Harry’s vision of acceptance regardless of race, identity or gender could not be more timely… Through my son’s music and legacy I hope to help others who struggle with feelings of self worth and isolation,’ Jane continued.
‘Harry’s vision of acceptance regardless of race, identity or gender could not be more timely’: The late star’s music under his ANTIBOY alter ego touched on subjects of gender fluidity, sexuality and mental health
‘Sadly he struggled with mental illness and addiction’: Jane hopes her son’s music can help other’s struggling with ‘feelings of self worth and isolation’
Jane had announced her son’s death in January, and held a funeral service for him at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in Los Angeles later that month.
‘He was 27 and had the world at his feet,’ she wrote on Instagram at the time.
‘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.’
After a two-month investigation by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, the coroner’s report listed Harry’s manner of death as an ‘accident’.
The cause of death was marked as an accidental fentanyl overdose.
Tragedy: Harry died on January 7 at the age of 27 after battling addiction and mental health problems. His mother, actress Jane, announced his death on Instagram
Notable role: Harry (left) was best known for playing a victim of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a 2015 episode of American Horror Story: Hotel
Harry was best known for his work on American Horror Story with producer Ryan Murphy.
He played a victim of Jeffrey Dahmer in the Hotel version of the series in the episode Devil’s Night that aired in 2015.
After appearing in several short films, the actor was seen in three episodes of the TV series The Deleted, where he played a desk clerk.
In 2018, Harry was paired with Alexis Nichols in the film I, Matter about a college girl in Los Angeles who contracts AIDS.
Gone too soon: Harry shared his last Instagram post – a celebratory New Year’s Eve photo with a female friend – just days before his death
‘His utopia is a lasting wish for us all’: Harry’s mother shared her son’s vision for a ‘fluid future’ when announcing news of his future posthumous projects this week on Instagram
The late actor’s forthcoming concept EP ‘A Glitch in Paradise’ is due out later this year – with his first posthumous single available to stream now
He had another break in 2019 when he was cast as Noah on an episode of The OA, called Angel Of Death.
His future looked promising as he had filmed the movies Mirrors and Caihong City. The budding star was also in the middle of playing Jake Hopper in the movie The Mangled. And he was announced for the TV mini series Xtra Life with Nadine Nicole.
The late actor’s forthcoming concept EP ‘A Glitch in Paradise’ is due out later this year – with his first posthumous single available to stream now.
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