Rick Genest, also known as Zombie Boy, has passed away at the age of 32 from an apparent suicide. The model/actor/artist was found dead in his apartment in Montreal, Canada on Wednesday, according to sources.
Zombie Boy was mostly known for his head-to-toe tattoos, holding a Guinness World Record for the most insect tattoos (176) and the most human bone tattoos (139). He was also a muse and collaborator of Lady Gaga, appearing in her music video for “Born This Way,” launching the start of his career getting jobs with many high-end fashion label runways and campaigns.
Lady Gaga mourned the death of Genest on her Twitter account with a call to mental health awareness.
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. pic.twitter.com/THz6x5JlpB
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 3, 2018
Source : Hypebeast