Harry Hains died of fentanyl intoxication at the age of 27.
Two months after actress Jane Badler confirmed her son’s January 7 passing, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office has ruled Hains’ cause of death.
In her heartbreaking Instagram post, the “American Horror Story: Hotel” actor’s mom said Hains “struggled with mental illness and addiction.”
“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,” Badler wrote on social media at the time. “A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time .. I will miss you Harry every day of my life.”
Fellow actor John Stamos consoled Jane on her loss, writing in the comments section, “Jane, I’m heartbroken. Harry truly was one of the brightest, most charismatic, charming guys I’ve ever met. His sense of humor and kindness helped get me through a dark time and I will forever be grateful.”
Stamos added, “In the song ‘Starry, Starry Night,’ Don McLean sings about Vincent Van Gogh. - ‘This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you’ I’m so sorry for your loss, Jane. I will never forget your son. Xo John.”
In March 2019, Hains told British outlet Boys by Girls that he suffered from a sleep disorder in his youth, which he treated with pills.
“Maybe I have a part of me that is self-destructive, because I think I do have that,” Hains told the publication. “Growing up I had a very serious sleeping disorder called Idiopathic Insomnia. I couldn’t sleep for my entire childhood until I started taking sleeping pills at 12/13. So I was tortured by sleep deprivation and I had a lot of phobias.”
In addition to being a model and musician, the Australian-born Hains appeared in television shows such as “The OA” and “Sneaky Pete.”
A service for Hains was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 12.
He will be missed.