Ryan Ashley Brant

November 26, 1971March 23, 2019

BRANT, Ryan. A. passed away at age 47 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Palm Beach, Florida of cardiac arrest caused by aspiration on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Ryan was a great lover of art and literature. He was an innovative thinker, known for his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. A graduate of The Hotchkiss School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, Ryan's business career commenced serving as chief operating officer of illustrated book publisher, Stewart, Tabori & Chang. In 1993, Ryan was the co-founder of Take Two Interactive Software, which launched the record-breaking video game franchise, "Grand Theft Auto". Ryan was founder of GreenScreen Interactive Software, another video game concern. Following, he was manager of Code and Theory, an agency which creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. Ryan will be greatly missed by his wife, Tulinh, and children, Sophie, Violet and Jay, former wife, Gwenn, and their daughter, Daisy, his father, Peter M. Brant, mother, Sandra J. Brant, along with siblings Lindsay C. Brant, Allison D. Brant, Christopher M. Brant, Kelly B. Brant, Dylan T. A. Brant, Peter M. Brant, Jr., Harry J. Brant, Lily M. Brant. The funeral service and internment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ryan's name may be made to "Reading Is Fundamental" .


  • Diana Tulinh Brant, Spouse
  • Daisy Elizabeth Brant, Daughter
  • Sophie Thi Brant, Daughter
  • Violet Thi Brant, Daughter
  • Jay Leopold Brant, Son
  • Peter M. Brant, Father
  • Sandra Simms Brant, Mother


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019


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Jennifer Frenkil

January 19, 2021

Just Today, within Precious 2021, Lost Harry does Join Lost, You ! RIP forever as reunited brothers, Amen! Everything happens for a reason, it is only the welcomed Father’s plan for each other now so devastatingly Left Behind, Fly High,,Precious Guardian Angel, this I trust for my own comfort as Ryan is in Heaven joined by Harry!

God Bless the Gorgeous Brant family,
Deepest sympathy do accept please,
Jennifer Frenkil

Don Payette

November 13, 2020

I met Ryan on a trip to Houston back in 2006. I later decided to return to college at age 45 and Ryan was very supportive with more than a casual push toward Penn. I eventually matriculated there. He was very kind and opened his home to me when I went to New York City to visit Columbia. I will never forget the high speed drive through Manhattan in the Porche, shopping for shoes with his then girlfriend on Fifth Avenue, and our playing with Daisy at the park on the Hudson where we drew in chalk on the sidewalks He was a good man and I am deeply saddened to learn of his death. I had the pleasure of having dinner one time with Sandy and Ingrid with wonderful memory of her. May you have all you need in plenty.


Theresa McLaughlin

May 28, 2020

Dearest Brant Family ,
I am so so sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing .
I am a Physician Assistant and I took care of Ryan when he had his Spinal Surgery .
During that time we became friends , I spoke to him almost every day for 2 years , and then after that we would speak a few times per year . Ryan was so brilliant funny and so unique . I always loved speaking with him . The last time I spoke to him he was speaking to me in Chinese , and telling me how happy he was and how much he loved and how proud he was of his brilliant children . I was telling him about my son Christian and how he was learning mandarin in school . Tonight my son and I were talking about video games and GTA , and I started to tell my son all about Ryan , and how I would love for him to one day meet Ryan , I then wanted to inspire my son and have him read about Ryan , that is how I learned of his passing . I am so sorry for your great loss . I send my deepest condolences , May God Bless Ryan in heaven and may God Bless his family and friends with love and peace . I will keep your family in my prayers .

Raffaele Faugno

January 2, 2020

Dear Brant Family:

I was devastated to hear the passing of Ryan. I have been away in Europe, and just got back to Palm Beach where I reside.

In the 90’s I worked at White Birch farm and rode many wonderful horses. I had many conversations with Ryan while I was at the farm. Years later I kept in touch with Ryan, and on occasions we would text and speak.

I truly am sad to of heard this news last week. May you rest in peace Ryan, and know you will be missed by many.


Michael Henry Adams

September 1, 2019

In Harlem Mr. Brandt created the most beautiful house in New York, that now, like him, is no longer...

William Dunn

July 28, 2019

My prayers for your son.

Kaydia Ramsey

July 24, 2019

Hi Ryan- I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I miss you. You were one of the few ppl I spoke to almost everyday for 5 years. We had the best laughs, jokes were on you and I and we never got upset at the other. You had a way with the ppl that you worked with and I am grateful to have been in your life and your families life. You weren’t my boss as you would say, I was yours hahaha. I will forever miss you but you will always be a part of my heart. I will have Katz and this about you this weekend ☺️.

With love always,


Diana Tran

June 27, 2019

The Basquiat Family

April 2, 2019

To The Brandt Family,

Our deepest condolences to all of you during this very difficult time.

Warmest Regards,

Dieter and Anna Buchhart

March 29, 2019

To Peter, Allison, Sandra and the Brant family,
our sincerest condolences for your great loss.
Dieter and Anna