RIP, Zombie Boy: Model Rick Genest Famous For Appearance in Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Music Video Dead at 32

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Canadian model and artist Zombie Boy, who was featured in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video, has died at age 32. The cause of death is already named so keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.

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RIP, Zombie Boy

Canadian model Rick Genest, better 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 video Born This Way, was found in his apartment in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday.

His death was confirmed on Facebook last night by his agency Dulcedo Management, who paid tribute to the “icon of the artistic scene”.

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It said: “The whole dulcedo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy. Zombie boy, Rico, was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him.”

Lady Gaga also paid tribute to her pal as she 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.”

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The model developed his love of the macabre after being diagnosed with a brain tumour at 15 and told he was unlikely to survive surgery.

Then in 2011 he caught the eye of Lady Gaga’s stylist, who got him to model in Paris, and he later starred in her video before becoming the face of Jay Z’s Rocawear label.

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He previously spoke about working with Lady Gaga, described her as “really fun and really professional”.

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Rick said: “She gave me a big hug when I met her and she laughed at my jokes.” His 176 insect tattoos earned him a Guinness World Record.


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Zombie Boy Model Rick Genest Famous For Appearance in Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Music Video Dead at 32
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Zombie Boy Model Rick Genest Famous For Appearance in Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Music Video Dead at 32
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Canadian model and artist Zombie Boy, who was featured in Lady Gaga's Born This Way video, has died at age 32. The cause of death is already named so keep on reading to know more.
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