Rick Genest ‘Zombie Boy’ found dead

2018-08-03 03:51
Rick Genest, Zombie Boy

Cape Town – According to an online report by TMZ, Canadian model Rick Genest has been found dead. 

The 32-year-old was also known as ‘Zombie Boy’ due to his full-body corpse tattoo. 

Canada’s iHeartRadio reports that Rick was found dead in his apartment from an apparent suicide. 

Rick's management company, Dulcedo Management, posted a message on Facebook saying he "was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him."

He gained mainstream fame in 2011 when he appeared in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way music video. 

The pop star took to Twitter to express her sadness over the news of his death: “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."

She added: "If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.”


Do you need help?

For a suicidal emergency call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 567 567. Their 24-hour helpline is 0800 12 13 14.

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