Published: April 3, 2019
PALM BEACH, FLA. — Ryan A. Brant passed away at age 47 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Palm Beach of cardiac arrest caused by aspiration on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
Brant 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, Brant’s business career commenced serving as chief operating officer of illustrated book publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
In 1993, Brant was the co-founder of Take Two Interactive Software, which launched the record-breaking video game franchise, “Grand Theft Auto.” Brant 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.
He previously served as chief executive officer of his family’s publishing company, BMP Media Holdings LLC and took a prominent role in the launch of Modern magazine, sibling to The Magazine Antiques.
Brant 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 interment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brant’s name may be made to “Reading Is Fundamental,” www.rif.com.
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