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‘American Horror Story’ actor Harry Hains’ cause of death revealed

The genderfluid actor and model passed away on January 7, his mother confirmed

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

Australian actor and model Harry Hains, who appeared in show including American Horror Story: Hotel and The OA, passed away at the age of 27 back in January.

The genderfluid star’s tragic death was confirmed by his mother, former Mission: Impossible actress Jane Badler, in an Instagram post on January 9.

“On Jan 7 my beautiful son died,” wrote Badler. “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…”

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And now, Harry’s cause of death has been revealed as fentanyl intoxication

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid with effects similar to heroin that is used for relieving severe pain. 

The coroner’s report listed Harry’s place of death as ‘hospital’ and the manner of his death as an ‘accident’. 

Discussing his sexuality and gender identity in an interview last year, Hains, who also recorded music under the name ANTIBOY, said: “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 labelling 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.”