Actor Harry Hains, best known for his appearances in FX’s “American Horror Story” and Netflix’s “The OA,” died on Tuesday, his mother, actor Jane Badler, announced Friday on Instagram. He was 27.
“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 captioned a photo gallery. “A brilliant spark shone bright too short a time … I will miss you Harry every day of my life.”
A memorial service will be held in Hains’ honor at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday.
Hains appeared in one episode of “American Horror Story,” in addition to Amazon’s crime drama “Sneaky Pete” and Netflix’s sci-fi drama “The OA.” He also had roles in indies, including the 2015 drama “The Surface.”
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Hains was living in Los Angeles at the time of his death.
Badler, also an actor, starred as Diana in NBC’s 1980s sci-fi drama “V” and its 2009 remake, also played Shannon Reed in the “Mission: Impossible” TV series.
Hains’s first acting credits go back to 2013, when the star appeared in a number of short films. The Australian actor got his big break in 2015 with his role on the fifth iteration of FX’s horror anthology American Horror Story: Hotel, which also featured the likes of Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, and Kathy Bates. After starring in more films, Haines went on to appear in Netflix fan favorite The OA.
Fans of Hains can pay their respects to the late actor (whose cause of death has not been announced) at an upcoming memorial service. Per his mother’s Instagram post, the service will be held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Sunday January 12