The model and catwalk star has tragically passed away
TATTOOED model Zombie Boy has tragically passed away.
But how did he die? Here’s what we know so far…
What was Zombie Boy Rick Genest’s cause of death? Where was he found dead?
Canadian model Rick Genest, known as Zombie Boy, has died at the age 32 in an apparent suicide.
The heavily-tattooed star, who appeared in Lady Gaga’s 2011 music video Born This Way, was found in his apartment in Montreal, Canada, on August 1, 2018.
His death was confirmed on Facebook by his agency Dulcedo Management, who paid tribute to the “icon of the artistic scene”.
What has Lady Gaga said about Zombie Boy’s death?
Lady Gaga paid tribute to her pal and urged those with mental health issues to seek help.
Writing on Twitter, she said: “The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating.
“We have to work harder to change the culture, bring Mental Health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can’t talk about it.
“If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.”
What has Zombie Boy said about death before?
The model was diagnosed with a brain tumour at 15 and was told he was unlikely to survive surgery.
But he did, and speaking to the Sun back in 2016, he said: “Even the doctors told me I got lucky.
“I blurred the lines between life and death and I’m still doing that now. My friends called me Zombie because of my past.”
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