Naomi Campbell grieved the loss of her godson, Harry Brant, in a touching Instagram post on Friday, after he passed away on Sunday due to an accidental drug overdose.
The supermodel, 50, said the 24-year-old socialite had an ‘innate magical joy’ as she promised to continue loving him unconditionally, in the moving social media tribute.
Naomi said of Harry – who is the son of model Stephanie Seymour and business magnate Peter Brant: ‘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..
‘You’ve taken [a] piece of my heart’: Naomi Campbell grieved the loss of her godson Harry Brant in a touching Instagram post on Friday, after he passed away on Sunday due to an accidental drug overdose
‘SINCE YOU WERE A BABY YOU HAD THIS INNATE MAGICAL JOY, THAT YOU BOUGHT TO ALL WHO WAS AROUND YOU ,I WOULD TAKE YOU TO MY MEETINGS , AND 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 ..
‘HARRY YOU’VE TAKEN PIECE OF MY HEART , WE NEVER JUDGED EACH OTHER , OUR SHIP WAS ALWAYS HONEST , TOO YOUNG TO GO , I WILL LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY ALWAYS ,AND I KNOW PAPA AZZEDINE AND FRANCA WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE !’ (sic)
Naomi and his mother, Stephanie, 52, are largely credited as the world’s first ‘supermodels’, alongside Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, to name a few.
Dearly missed: The supermodel, 50, said the 24-year-old socialite had an ‘innate magical joy’ as she promised to continue loving him unconditionally in the moving social media tribute
Heartache: While discussing the passing of Harry – who is the son of model Stephanie Seymour and business magnate Peter Brantsent – she shared kind words with the couple’s other children
The raven-haired model is a long-term friend of Stephanie and she attended her wedding to Peter, 73, in 1995, as one of her bridesmaids.
Naomi also sent kind words to the couple’s other children, Peter Jr, 27, Lilly, 16, and Stephanie’s son, Dylan Andrews, 31, from a prior relationship with guitarist Tommy Andrews.
She concluded the touching post: ‘WHERE WE WILL MEET AND BE IN JOY ONCE MORE. Your Godmother.
‘MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO STEPHANIE , PETER ,DYLAN , PETE , AND LILY , And EXTENDED FAMILY REST WITH THE HIGHEST’. (sic)
Supermodel Linda, 55, shared a broken heart, flying dove and praying hand emoji while fellow star Helena Christensen, 52, penned: ‘So sorry for everyone’s unbearable loss.’
Pals: Naomi and his mother, Stephanie, 52, are credited as the world’s first ‘supermodels’, alongside Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington, to name a few (pictured in 2016)
A few days prior, Harry’s family said he ‘was just days away from re-entering rehab’ prior to the model and influencer’s accidental drug overdose.
They shared the tragic news on Monday: ‘It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication,’ adding, ‘our hearts are shattered.’
A family friend told People magazine on Tuesday that Harry’s father had been ‘trying to get him to go to rehab again’ amid worry and frustration regarding his drug habit.
‘It’s hard, anyone who knows addiction knows this,’ the source said. ‘We all knew he had this problem.’
Support: Linda, 55, shared a broken heart, flying dove and praying hand emoji while fellow model Helena Christensen, 52, penned: So sorry for everyone’s unbearable loss’
Taken too soon: Harry’s family released a statement where they revealed he ‘was just days away from re-entering rehab’ (picture with his parents in 2015)
The source said that Harry and older brother Peter Jr ‘were inseparable’ siblings,’ as ‘they complemented each other, they were always there for each other, and of course they fought like siblings do.’
Harry ‘had everything going on for him’ and ‘was way beyond his years,’ the source noted.
The family also opened up about his passion for writing, style and fashion after his passing.
They called him ‘a trailblazer of beauty and cosmetic products for men’ while ‘collaborating with a major brand on a unisex cosmetic line,’ speaking of his MAC cosmetics collaboration with brother Peter.
‘He was also a dedicated writer for Interview Magazine and his dream was to be a much bigger part of its creative department. He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.’
In his modeling career, Harry had walked for the Balmain fashion house and was seen on the pages of Italian Vogue.
The family noted that ‘Harry was not just our son, he was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favorite uncle and a caring friend.
‘He was a creative, loving and powerful soul that brought light into so many people’s hearts. He was truly a beautiful person inside and out.’
The family ended the statement on a sombre note: ‘We will forever be saddened that Harry’s life was cut short by this devastating disease. We ask that you please allow our family privacy as we attempt to cope with the loss of our beautiful, beautiful boy.’
Family: Harry and his older brother Peter Brant Jr., 27, ‘were inseparable’ siblings, as ‘they complemented each other’ a family friend said (The brothers pictured in 2014 in NYC)