Canadian model Rick Genest, known as the Zombie Boy, died at the age of 32 after a suicide. He was found Wednesday in his apartment in Montreal, Canada.
His death was confirmed on Facebook last night by his agency Dulcedo Management, who paid tribute to "the icon of the art scene. "
"The whole dulcedo family is shocked and devastated by this tragedy. Zombie Boy, Rico, was loved by all who had the chance to meet him and get to know him. "
"Icon of the artistic scene and the world of fashion, this innovator, contrary to popular culture, has charmed all hearts," commented the agency. "We received the bad news early in the afternoon and members of the team hurried to support his family and loved ones in this dark and difficult moment. "
The star, famous for her tattoos, appeared in the video clip of Lady Gaga, Born This Way. The singer is devastated by the death of Zombie Boy.
"The suicide of my friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is more than upsetting. We need to work harder to change our culture, to talk about mental health issues and to clear taboos that prevent us from talking about it. If you suffer, call a friend or family today. We have to support each other, "she wrote.
The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. We have to work to change the culture, bring mental health to the forefront and erase the stigma that we can not talk about it. If you are suffering, call a friend or family today. We must save each other.
The manikin suffered from a brain tumor diagnosed when he was only 15 years old.
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