‘Zombie Boy’ Rick Genest discovered lifeless at house in Montreal (News)

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Rick Genest

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Girl Gaga has paid tribute to mannequin Rick Genest, who has died on the age of 32.

Rick was generally known as Zombie Boy, as a result of bone and organ tattoos throughout his physique, together with cranium options on his face.

He was discovered lifeless at his house in Montreal, Canada and is believed to have killed himself, stories say.

Rick appeared in Gaga’s Born This Means video in 2011 and the singer says the loss is “past devastating.”

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Girl Gaga painted her face like Rick’s in her Born This Means video

“We’ve got to work more durable to vary the tradition, carry psychological well being to the forefront and erase the stigma that we will not speak about it,” she wrote on Twitter.

“In case you are struggling, name a good friend or household as we speak. We should save one another.”

She adopted this by sharing a photograph of herself and Rick – and urging followers who could be battling their psychological well being to “attain out”.

Rick modelled for French designer Thierry Mugler, appeared in Vogue Japan and was as soon as the face of Jay-Z’s Rock-A-Put on trend label.

He was 32 on the time of his loss of life. His physique was discovered six days earlier than his 33rd birthday.

Rick’s administration posted a tribute on Fb, saying they have been “shocked and pained” by his loss of life.

“Rico was liked by all those that had the prospect to satisfy him and know him,” stated the submit.

“We obtained the unlucky News originally of the afternoon and members of the workforce have come to assist his household and family members on this darkish and troublesome second.

“We wish to current our deepest condolences… Thanks zb for these lovely moments in your organization and in your radiant smile.”

In case you are within the UK, you may name the Samaritans on 116 123 in case you are battling psychological well being points.

You can even get assist on the BBC Recommendation pages.

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