@zombieboy dead at 32 years old of apparent suicide
Rick Genest, the model known as Zombie Boy, whose heavily tattooed body made him a muse for Lady Gaga, Marc Quinn and numerous fashion designers, has died aged 32.
He was found dead at his home in Montreal, and his death is being reported as a suicide. Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter: “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.” The singer had cast Genest in her video for 2011 single Born This Way.