Lady Gaga’s Friend Model Zombie Boy Commits Suicide At 32

Singer Lady Gaga is said to be devastated over the suicide of her friend Canadian model Rick Genest. The model was better known as ‘Zombie Boy’ was found in his apartment in Montreal, Canada. The local police released a statement that ‘there was no foul play and Genest died by suicide. The statement also indicated that Genest was battling severe mental health issues. Zombie appeared on Gaga’s video for ‘Born This Way’ in 2011, the two became fast friends after his work on the video. Gaga reacted to Genest’s death via social media.

She told her 76 million followers, “The suicide of friend Rick Genest, Zombie Boy is beyond devastating. We have to work harder to 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 member, we must save each other.”Gaga also said, “Science tells us that it takes 21 days to form a habit. If you are suffering from mental health I beckon for today to be your first day or a continuation of the work you have been doing. Reach out if you’re in pain, and if you know someone that is in pain, reach out to them too.”

thefader.com

Zombie’s management team Duledo Management reacted to his death too, they said “The whole Duledo family is shocked and pained by this tragedy. Zombie Boy, Rico was loved by all those who had the chance to meet and know him. Icon of the artistic scene and fashion world this innovator against popular culture has been able to charm them all hearts.” Genest was a Guinness World Record holder for the most tattoos of an insect on the body. He had 176 insects tattooed on his body, he also held the record for most human bones tattoos, he had 139 on his body.

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Aretha Franklin To Have An Open Casket For A Public Viewing

    The 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin died at 76 on Thursday in a suburb of Detroit. Her family publicly thanked fans from around the world for all the prays and tributes. The Franklin family decided to have an open casket and public viewing at a museum in Detroit. Smokey Robinson who was a life long...

    Read More
  • Travis Scott Helps A Fan Pay Funeral Expenses For His Mother

    Rapper and boyfriend of Kylie Jenner Travis Scott is being called a hero today. The rapper reached out to his fans on Twitter with a challenge. Scott announced a cash giveaway of 100 K to promote his new album 'Astroworld'. He told fans “So I know it's hard for the kids, so I decided to...

    Read More
  • Jennifer Garner Refuses To Divorce Ben Affleck Until He Is Clean And Sober

    Actress Jennifer Garner is dragging her feet when it comes to signing final divorce papers. Garner and actor Ben Affleck formally separated in 2015, after ten years of marriage. The couple have three children, Violent, Seraphina and Samuel. Jennifer officially filed for divorce in 2017, according to a new court filing, the divorce could be...

    Read More
  • Demi Lovato Smoked Oxycodone Laced With Fentanyl Minutes Before Overdose

    Singer Demi Lovato smoked a deadly combination of Oxycodone laced with Fentanyl before her July 24th overdose. It is this same combination which contributed to the death of singer Prince and rapper Lil Peep. Lovato and friends were partying in West Hollywood at Saddle Ranch Chophouse hours before she overdosed. The group were there to...

    Read More
  • Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Fighting For Her Life Says Her Family

    Iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin is 'gravely ill' according to her family. The 76 year old singer is in a Detroit hospital surrounded by her closest friends and family members. Franklin has battled a variety of illnesses during the past ten years. Currently she is struggling with a severe heart condition. In spite of continued...

    Read More
  • Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Romance Getting Serious

    'Jurassic World' actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger is going strong and getting serious according to sources. The couple were first photographed together in July of 2018, the source who is close to both, says the relationship is moving 'quickly.' Pratt has been married to actress Anna Faris since 2009. The couple separated in 2017,...

    Read More
  • Kylie Jenner Throws Over The Top Birthday Party For Her 21st Birthday

    Reality TV queen Kylie Jenner, turned 21 on August 10th, she celebrated in a big way. Her famous sisters, and estranged father Caitlyn Jenner all attended. The shindig went down at 'Delilah' night club in West Hollywood. The matriarch of the reality TV clan Kris Jenner was also there. The family gathered at the Malibu...

    Read More