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Rick 'Zombie Boy' Genest From Lady Gaga Video Dies Aged 32

Rick 'Zombie Boy' Genest From Lady Gaga Video Dies Aged 32

Canadian model Rick Genest, aka 'Zombie Boy', has died at the age of 32 from an apparent suicide. He was found dead on Wednesday at his apartment in Montreal.

He was well known for appearing in the video for Lady Gaga hit 'Born This Way' in 2011.

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The singer has taken to Twitter to not only pay tribute to Genest, but also call on greater awareness of mental health - asking us to 'save each other'.

In a series of tweets, she wrote:


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The singer also posted to announce a new partnership with her Born This Way Foundation to 'explore the power of habits to build cultures of kindness and wellness'.

Genest's management also posted a tribute on Facebook.

"Rico was loved by all those who had the chance to meet him and know him," they said in the post.

"We received the unfortunate news at the beginning of the afternoon and members of the team have come to support his family and relatives in this dark and difficult moment.

"We want to present our deepest condolences... Thank you zb for these beautiful moments in your company and for your radiant smile."

Genest had become famous under his 'Zombie Boy' nickname because of his numerous tattoos across his skin, which depicted the inside of body.

Along with his modelling work in Mugler fashion shows in 2011 and magazine appearances for the likes of GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue Hommes, he had also starred in 2013 fantasy action film 47 Ronin, which starred Keanu Reeves.

At the time of his death, Genest was 32 - with his body being found just six days before his 33rd birthday.

Rest in peace.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Lady Gaga, Celebrity, News, Music, Mental Health

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at editorial@ladbible.com.

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